Delaware River Report / Conditions September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been increased slightly and now sits at 1,027 cfs.  The cold water release is keeping the Mainstem temperatures in great shape despite the sun and heat.   There is some color on the West Branch still and it looks good for streamer fishing.  Wading is definitely better on the Mainstem although there are a few wadeable spots on the West.  Small nymphs and wet flies worked the best in yesterday’s bright sun.  Luckily today is the last day of the heat wave.  We should be back to more normal weather tomorrow with air temps in the 60’s.  We even have a chance of some light rain on Friday.  The cooler air temps, clouds, and light precip should help the dry fly fishing over the weekend.  The lower East Branch and lower Beaverkill have both been too hot to fish.  Hopefully a few days of cool weather and clouds will cool those rivers off.

 

Hatching:

Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer SulphursStenocron 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 1,110 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 112 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 267 cfs
67°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 98 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,207 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 75 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 69.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.8%

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