Delaware River Report / Conditions September 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017 Comments Off by

Update.  The release from Cannonsville is being increased on the following schedule:

9 Am – 453 cfs
10 Am – 554 cfs
11 Am – 654 cfs
12 Pm – 755 cfs
1 Pm – 815 cfs


Yesterday was another day of sunshine.  There were a few light clouds around in the afternoon but they never amounted to much.  Nymphing or fishing small wets was the best daytime bet again.  There were some small olives with a few heptagenia later in the afternoon into evening.  Definitely heavier on the tiny olives.  They did not change the release overnight so we are starting off roughly where we were yesterday.  Conditions will also be similar with air temperatures in the high 70’s and moderate winds.  We’ll have the sun during the day again.  There have been some fish eating olive spinners in the morning if you get on the water before the fog burns off.  If you don’t see fish eating don’t waste a lot of time.  Drive around or walk to a different pool until you find them.  The lower East and Main water temperatures have been heating up in sunshine with the low flows.  Check the temps with a thermometer if you’re fishing in the afternoon.


Find the cold water on the West and upper East

Find the cold water on the West and upper East

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.
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 339 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 412 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 122 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 300 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 800 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 122 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 354 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 100 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 73.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.6%


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