Delaware River Report / Conditions October 9, 2018

Oct 09, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a mix of overcast skies, wind and drizzle – not a bad combo when we have warmer air temperatures. Today looks like another unseasonably warm day with plenty of clouds. We’ve been having luck on streamers during the afternoon, then finding rising fish later on as the sun drops. We’re seeing the usual mix of small olives, fall Isos and some leftover Stenos. There have been more caddis about but not many on the water’s surface to get the fish interested. The water levels throughout the system continue to drop, there are more opportunities for wading now.

The brown trout are showing off their fall colors. Photo by Bruce Miller

The brown trout are showing off their fall colors. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
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:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,040 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,900 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,200 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 638 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 784 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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