Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2017

Sep 16, 2017 Comments Off by

Update – There is color in the West Branch due to the increased release.  The closer you are to Cannonsville the more color and floating algae you will have to deal with.  It is definitely clear enough to fish down here.


The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 600 cfs this morning.  Maybe they plan on cutting back on Lake Wallenpaupack releases and they need the water to meet the Montague Flow Target although the Montague graph doesn’t show the need yet.  Anyway we’ll take it.  600 cfs is still decent for wading and opens up some additional floating options.  Kind of the best of both worlds.  The increased release should cool the Mainstem which has had rising water temps due to the low flows and sunshine over the last few days.  While the higher temperatures haven’t been an issue for the trout it has slowed the hatching down there.  Today should be cooler but still warm with air temperatures in the mid 70’s.  Winds should be 10 mph and less and then dropping in the evening.  Stick with the olives, cahills / stenos, heptagenia, and isonichias and you should be fine.  Have a few flying ants just in case.




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 605 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 167 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 391 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 888 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 158 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 167 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 75.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 84.9%


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