Delaware River Report / Conditions September 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017 Comments Off by

The wind was heavy yesterday.  We had clouds in and out for most of the day but the wind was constant.  Despite that the river fished well with streamers and nymphs.  The clouds and cooler air temperatures seemed to push the fish a bit and they were more aggressive than they were on Wednesday.  The wind should be way, way lower today.  We had a cold night that has really helped the water temperatures on the Mainstem, Lower East Branch, and Lower Beaverkill.  They had quite a drop in temp and look pretty good this morning.  The cooling trend will continue through the weekend.  It finally feels like Fall again.  We should have some clouds today so carry your dry fly boxes.  There is a 20% chance of some light precip but we’ll likely see some sun this afternoon.

 

Ed working in the wind

Ed working in the wind

Ron with another yesterday

Ron with another 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 1,230 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 110 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 252 cfs
59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,380 cfs
56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 89 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,207 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 62 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 67.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 81.2%

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