Delaware River Report / Conditions October 6, 2017

Oct 06, 2017 Comments Off by

We had clouds for most of the morning but by mid-afternoon they gave way to a blue sky.  Nymphing seemed to be the most productive method with some risers showing in the late afternoon.  It really helped to concentrate on shaded areas and dropoffs.  Think small on the nymphs to match the olives that are hatching.  And we’ll say this all Fall- swing caddis pupa and wet flies to match the caddis emerging and diving to lay eggs.  We’re see a lot of diving egg layers this time of year.  It looks like the rain pushed off until Sunday and Monday but we should still have cloud cover today and tomorrow.  Winds should be light today.

 

Hatching:

Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer SulphursStenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,030 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,140 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 84 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 206 cfs
60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,340 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,122 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 54 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 60.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 79.1%

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