Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 Comments Off by

There were enough small olives and caddis on the water to get some fish looking up in the evening.  The steadiest fish were on the slower edges and tailouts.  If you found a fish eating they didn’t seem picky on pattern, just presentation.  The Main has had more isonychias and hebes so if you’re looking for bigger bugs start there and watch the shaded sides of the river.  The East is low but that makes it nice to blind cast isonychias and cahills in the riffles and seams.  The flows remain pretty much the same as yesterday so parts of the West Branch are wadeable but it’s definitely easier on the Mainstem and East Branch.  Throwing streamers on the West has been okay- much better before the sun hits the water so earlier is definitely better.  Our rain has been pushed off until tomorrow so we’ll be dealing with mostly sun this afternoon.

 

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 1,130 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 84 cfs 56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 203 cfs
61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,360 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 77 cfs 61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,122 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 52 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 59.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 78.8%

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