Delaware River Report / Conditions September 2, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 401 ish cfs.  The recording hasn’t been updated but we’ll go with that number.  Water temperatures are not a problem after the last few nights and the rivers are okay for floating or wading at these levels.  The wind was unkind for a good part of yesterday but did finally drop in the evening.  Once it dropped the dry fly fishing picked up with olives, cahills, and Heptagenia coming off.  We have been fishing olives from size 18 down to 26 so bring the whole box.  Some fish aren’t picky while others get stuck on the tiny ones.  We should have a few clouds around today with light winds.  There’s a possibility of an afternoon / evening shower but that looks unlikely to happen.

 

Theo and Bob with Theo's first fish!

Theo and Bob with Theo’s first fish!

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Golden Drake – 12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
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 374 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 468 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 355 cfs
56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 953 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 127 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 401 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 130 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 81.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.4%

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