Delaware River Report / Conditions September 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017 Comments Off by

The heat has finally broken and we are at 56 degrees this morning.  I actually feels like Fall.  Air temperatures should peak in the low 60’s today and actually drop into the high 40’s overnight.  We should have some cloud cover this morning giving way to sun this afternoon.  The release from Cannonsville is 1,075 cfs this morning.  There is still color on the West Branch making it look good for streamer fishing.  Bring a dry fly rod too just in case you find fish in the slower pools.  The high flows on the West and low flows on the East make the Mainstem a decent level for wading.  The Main is also your best option for nymphing and dry fly fishing.  We are still seeing tiny olives, a few cahill / stenos, a few isonychias, and heptagenias.  There may still be a few white flies around in the evening depending on the section you are fishing.  The cold water from the West is keeping the Mainstem in check but the water temps on the lower East Branch and lower Beaverkill are climbing too high for trout fishing.  Hopefully that will change over the next few days with the cooler air temperatures.

 

Ron with a chunky West Branch fish yesterday

Ron with a chunky West Branch fish yesterday

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 1,110 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 110 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 261 cfs
66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs
61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 93 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,207 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 65 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 68.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.5%

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