Delaware River Report / Conditions September 30, 2018

Sep 30, 2018 Comments Off by

The river flows are still dropping slowly but at least they are headed in the right direction.  Yesterday was an odd mix of clouds and sun that made you put and take your jacket off most of the day.  The fish seemed a little happier and were eating streamers.  We did have reports of some dry fly activity in the long slow pools but count on streamers as your best bet.  If you do see risers try isonychias or small olives.  The West Branch still has quite a bit of color to it but the fish don’t seem to mind.  Fishing should improve as the water levels drop.  Last night’s air temp dropped down to 41 degrees so it definitely feels like Fall now.  Wading is still not an option at these flows so stick with a boat.


Travis with a nice fish from yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Travis with a nice fish from yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,500 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,370 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,680 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,280 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,570 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,590 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.5%


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