Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2018

Oct 07, 2018 Comments Off by

The river flows are still dropping slowly throughout the system.  The Beaverkill is wadeable at 800 cfs.  Pepacton Reservoir is still spilling but the flow has leveled off at Downsville.  We had better reports of dry fly fishing yesterday with olives and some isonychias showing up in some river sections.  There is still quite a bit of water out there so watch for soft place the fish can set up.  The tail outs of long pools or edges of seams can be good spots right now.  The West Branch is still off color from the release.  It looks pretty good for streamer fishing which is what most people seem to be doing.  The cloud cover definitely helped the fishing yesterday.

Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,350 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,350 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,980 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 809 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,050 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%


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