Delaware River Report / Conditions September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017 Comments Off by

It seems like everyone had a good day on the river yesterday.  By mid-afternoon the ants were on the water in some sections.  The fish did not care about the bright sun and were eating them happily.  While there were ants on the water of just about every size and color the majority seemed to be small and black.   In the evening we saw a decent amount of hatching.  There was quite a variety on the water with cahills / stenos, isonychias, heptagenia, and of course our daily olives in a a number of sizes.  There wasn’t one standout pattern though.  Small olive emergers worked well but a lot of the fish were willing to eat isonychias.  Today looks like a great day to be on the water.  We should have clouds all day with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Rain totals should be around .02″ so not really a factor.  Winds should be 7 mph and less.  Definitely have your olives ready today.


Iso eater from last night

Iso eater from last night

Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer Sulphurs, Stenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Tricos – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes
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 299 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 370 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 153 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 372 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 870 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 154fs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 300 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 130 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 76.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 85.5%




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