Delaware River Report: October 3, 2022

The flow at Stilesville is still very low at 106 cfs. It is okay for wading but floating is out of the question. River temps are in good shape due to the cooler weather. Most people nymphed yesterday but there were a few dry fly shots with small olives and Heptagenia. Running a dry dropper with an Isonychia could also be a good move today. We have good cloud cover but should not see any rain today. Wind will be a lot less today at 5 – 10 mph from the North.

The flow at Hale Eddy is low due to the low release from Cannonsville

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY106 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY232 cfs51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY132 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY456 cfs51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY865 cfs55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY221 cfs51°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)220 cfs52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release115 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: October 2, 2022

The release from Cannonsville has been cut back and the flow at Stilesville is 110 cfs this morning. Not ideal. Water temps are fine and wading is the best option. Yesterday had some flushes of olives mixed with some Heptagenias. We did see a few Isonychias in the late afternoon. We’ll have clouds today with the air temp hitting 60 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North. There is a very, very slight chance of rain.

Brandon Kent put a nice rainbow in the net yesterday
The flow at Stilesville this morning

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY110 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY243 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY143 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY504 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY956 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY246 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)243 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release125 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: October 1, 2022

Today looks like a great day to be on the water. We have some light rain falling that should total just over 1/10″. We have good cloud cover and light and variable wind. Hopefully that pushes the hatches a little earlier in the day. Small olives, Heptagenia, and a few Isonychias should cover most of the bases. Yesterday was similar with a bit more sun. Nymphing worked well early with the dry fly shots coming later in the day.

Terry found some good fish yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY283 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY404 cfs53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY182 cfs51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY578 cfs53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,180 cfs55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY264 cfs53°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)264 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: September 30, 2022

We’re coming off a cold night but we should begin to warm into the 60’s today. The wind was tough early yesterday but it did drop in the afternoon. Fall is definitely here so it’s still a lot of small blue wing olives, Heptagenia, some Cahills, and Isonychias. There are definitely caddis on the bushes so they’ll be on the water at some point. Wundergound is calling for light and variable wind today which is certainly an improvement. We’ll see a little sun but mostly cloud cover with a high of 64 degrees.

Ron with a good one yesterday. Ed DeSalvio photo
Craig with a great rainbow yesterday. Jim Yaeger photo
Mark with a well fed rainbow yesterday. Jim Yaeger photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY294 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY427 cfs51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY197 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY624 cfs51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,280 cfs54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY282 cfs52°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)297 cfs53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: September 29, 2022

We had a brief afternoon rain storm but it wasn’t enough to affect the flows. There were decent olives mixed with a few Isonychias and Heptagenias yesterday making it a good day to be on the water. We’ll have more sunshine today with the air temp only hitting 57 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North. So the bugs will hatch in the afternoon again but try to find a place with a little wind protection. Wunderground shows the wind dropping in the afternoon so that should help.

Ron with a solid fish in the net yesterday
Ed with a good one yesterday afternoon. Ron Reedy photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY289 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY448 cfs53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY213 cfs51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY711 cfs53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,400 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY316 cfs53°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)346 cfs55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.7%

Delaware River Report: September 28, 2022

We had some thunderstorms pass by us yesterday but they missed us. The rivers are still dropping slowly from the runoff and everything is in good shape this morning, We’ve been seeing good mix of olives and Heptagenia when the wind isn’t blowing. Today looks like a good day to be on the water with the air temp hitting 61 degrees, cloud cover, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North. We may see a shower in the afternoon but total rainfall should be less than 1/10″.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY289 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY456 cfs54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY239 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY808 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,540 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY350 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)358 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.6%

Delaware River Report: September 27, 2022

The weather was a bit unsettled yesterday with storms passing through and patches of sunshine. Most of the rain missed us so the rivers are in good shape this morning and still dropping slowly from the rain we had the other day. Small olives mixed with a few Isonychias and cahills are making up the bulk of the bugs. Some river sections have had decent Heptagenia hatches at times. Nymphing has worked early. If that’s not your thing a dry dropper combo in the riffles isn’t a bad idea. And it is time to have your caddis box with you. Today looks similar to yesterday with the potential for some scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Total rainfall should be negligible. Wind 5 – 10 mph from the South with the air temp hitting 63 degrees.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY289 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY481 cfs53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY270 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY946 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,750 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY403 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)402 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.6%

Delaware River Report: September 26, 2022

We had a bit of rain yesterday but the thunderstorms missed us. There is a minor bump in flows but overall it;s negligible and the rivers look and and are in good shape for wading and floating. There was a decent hatch of small olives. We’re seeing some Isonychias and cahills still. There are definitely caddis in the bushes. If you have a good caddis riffle it may be a good idea to stake it out for a bit looking or sporadic risers. We have clouds this morning but should see some sunshine by the afternoon. 64 degrees with wind 10 – 15 mph from the South.

Dylan with one in the net yesterday. Daniel Williamson photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY299 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY547 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY303 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY994 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,710 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY466 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)418 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.6%

Delaware River Report: September 25, 2022

Yesterday was a nymphing day early with some dry fly fishing towards evening. Small blue wing olives mixed with a few Isonychias made up most of the hatch we saw. We’re starting off this morning with better cloud coverage and no wind. We should see some rain showers move in this morning and a possible thunderstorm this afternoon. Keep an eye on the radar for the thunderstorms but otherwise this sounds like a good morning to be on the water. Less than .25″ should fall today. The air temp will hit 63 degrees with 5 – 10 mph wind from the South. it certainly feels like Fall has arrived.

Doug with a good fish yesterday. Daniel Williamson photo
Jane with her first Delaware trout yesterday. Ron Beck photo
Brian with a rainbow yesterday. Ron Beck photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY299 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY444 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY326 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY994 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,770 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY365 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)307 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.6%

Delaware River Report: September 24, 2022

The wind was tough yesterday. Wunderground nailed it at 25 mph. Most people nymphed or threw streamers. Today looks much better at 5 1- 10 mph. We should have a better shot at finding fish on the small olives and caddis. Some river sections are seeing Heptagenia and this is always a good time of year to blind cast Isonychias and cahills through the riffles. The water levels have dropped back a bit as the runoff subsides. 65 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds sounds like a nice early Fall day to be on the water.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY294 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY464 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY390 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,250 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,110 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY451 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)389 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.6%

Delaware River Report: September 23, 2022

The Beaverkill, East Branch, and Mainstem flows are up quite a bit from yesterday’s rain. The West Branch is up slightly but is a nice 525 cfs at Hale Eddy. There is a slight tint to the lower West but it is fishable. The wind was rough yesterday and it was mostly a streamer day. Today looks similar with the temp hitting 54 degrees, a morning shower, and wind 20 – 25 mph from the North. The sun should poke through in the afternoon. Tomorrow looks much nicer on paper.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY289 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY525 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY498 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,800 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY3,090 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY700 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)693 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity44.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.6%

Delaware River Report: September 22, 2022

The rain started overnight and continues this morning. So far it’s been steady but not particularly heavy. The flows are up slightly but seem fine right now. The West Branch is clear out front as of 8 am. Click on the gauge links below for the latest flow data. Nymphing was the best bet again yesterday. People are finding some dry fly shots. Small olives are still the main hatch but there are still some cahills, Isonychias, and caddis around. Today will be much cooler only hitting 60 degrees. We’ll have clouds and rain most of the day. There will be some breaks in the rain and the total rainfall should be around 1/2″. Wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the North so choose your spot accordingly.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
White Fly – #12-2xl – Ephorun leukon
Flying Ants – #16 – 22
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY299 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY452 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY310 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY607 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,270 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY257 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)249 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.7%
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