Delaware River Report / Conditions October 8, 2019

Oct 08, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s rain was just what we needed.  Just an all day soaking that never came down too heavy.  There is some color in the West Branch but it is fishable and should clear up even more by the afternoon as the runoff subsides.  The release from Cannonsville is 189 cfs.  The rest of the flow at Hale Eddy is runoff that is already dropping. Today will be totally different from yesterday with some sunshine, the air temp hitting 65 degrees, and wind 5 – 8 mph from the North.  There may be some clouds in the afternoon but we’re betting on sunshine.  The fog is thick this morning but should burn off shortly.  The lower water should help the fishing concentrating whatever bugs are hatching into more defined feeding lanes.  Olives, isonychias, and caddis should definitely be in your box today.


A good level to wade on the West

A good level to wade on the West

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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 223 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 654 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 767 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,230 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 359 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 300 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 427 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 46.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 69.4%


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