Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2020

Sep 16, 2020 No Comments by

We’re coming off another cold night and the rivers are in good shape again this morning.  We’re starting off at 40 degrees and should hit 69 by the afternoon.  Sun with a few clouds.  Wind will be 7 – 10 mph from the South.  Sounds like another great early Fall day to be on the river.  Yesterday was all about little olives where we were.  By mid afternoon the fish were on them.  There are a lot of young of the year fish in the river so watch the rise forms and you may have to hunt a bit for the bigger fish.  There are also some caddis, isonychias, and heptagenia around so have those in your box too.

We’re beginning to see a bit of cloudiness in the West Branch from the release.  It’s slight right now and doesn’t bother the fish.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 285 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 934 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 162 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 104 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 64.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 79.9%




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