Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2019

Oct 05, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville was increased a bit to 917 cfs.  There are spots to wade the West at this level but not too many. The lower East Branch and Mainstem are both relatively low and easy wading at these levels.  They may be better choices.  It’s cool this morning but not as cold as we thought it would be down along the river.  The sun will come out today and push the air temp close to 60 degrees by mid afternoon.  Wind should be 6 – 8 mph which will feel like a gentle breeze after yesterday.  Some fish did rise yesterday but the wind turned it into more of a streamer / nymph day.  Start off underneath today but the evening should fish in the slower pools and tailouts with olives, isonychias, heptagenia, and caddis.


Terry stuck it out yesterday and got his first Delaware brown.  Tim Glynn photo

Terry stuck it out yesterday and got his first Delaware brown. Tim Glynn photo

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Olive Sulphur – Hept. hebe – #18 – 20
Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 20 – E. lata, deficiens
Tiny Blue Winged Olives - #22 – 26- Pseudo sp.
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,020 cfs 57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,190 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 105 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 264 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 114 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 863 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 106 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 47.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 70.3%


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