Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2018

Sep 16, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday seemed like a tough day on the water with a combination of high water and bright sun.  Nymphing the slow edges and swinging wets in the tailouts was probably the most successful methods.  Some people found fish rising to small olives and a couple of isonychias but most of the reports sounded like sporadic activity.  The West Branch has dropped a bit but has color coming out of the dam.  It is clear enough for fish to eat.  Today will  be similar to yesterday with sunshine and the air temp hitting 80 degrees.  The forecast is changing every few hours but we’re definitely getting some rain tomorrow and Tuesday.  The latest is showing 1.5″ over the course of the two days.  The air temps should drop quite a bit this week and that should help drop the water temps a bit and hopefully push the fall fishing.


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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
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 1,450 cfs 59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 890 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,060 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 243 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%


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