Delaware River Report / Conditions September 30, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 Comments Off by

We had a little rain overnight but the river flows have not budged.  Everything is starting off about the same as yesterday.  There is a chance of additional rain during the day today but the amount forecasted is negligible and will soak right into the ground.  We should have some decent cloud cover for most of the day.  It definitely feels like a fall blue winged olive day.  If the winds pick up look for fish in protected edges of the larger pools.  Aside from the decent streamer fishing there have been fish eating dries on the West Branch- especially in the evening.  Streamers are still bringing some nice fish to the net and a lot of the browns are stating to darken up.  Mix it up and be patient.  A lot of nice fish have been landed since the hot weather ended and things have cooled down.

 

Geoff with a good fish yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Geoff with a good fish yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

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
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs
51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 112 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 252 cfs
58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,490 cfs
55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 87 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,207 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 63 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 66.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.9%

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