Delaware River Report: September 21, 2022

We’re coming off a cool night with some decent fog this morning. That should burn off in the next hour leaving us with a mix of sun and clouds. 78 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the South. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible but seems unlikely. Keep an eye on the radar just in case. Nymphing was the best bet yesterday with some people finding a few fish on top. Small olives are still the main hatch but there are still some cahills, Isonychias, and caddis around. Blind casting riffles is your best bet if you don’t like nymphing. The better chance of rain comes overnight with the possibility of 1/2″.

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, NY396 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY219 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY589 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,280 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY223 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)255 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.7%

Delaware River Report: September 20, 2022

We were hit with a quick thunderstorm yesterday that added some runoff to the eastern drainage. The West Branch is starting this morning pretty much where it was yesterday. There is some fog on the river now but it looks like it will burn off quickly. Today looks a little better from a weather standpoint with cloud cover and a much cooler air temp at 70 degrees. Wind will be up a bit at 10 – 15 mph from the North so keep that in mind while picking your spot. Small olives are still the main hatch but people are doing well with Isonychias and cahills in the riffles. Some river sections are still seeing some white flies in the evening.

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, NY408 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY266 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY705 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,450 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY253 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)255 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.7%

Delaware River Report: September 19, 2022

The release from Cannonsville remains around 300 cfs. Cool nights have kept the river temps in check. Yesterday was a mix of sunshine with some clouds. A little too much sun at times. People found some fish on small olives but a lot of the fishing was subsurface again. Today we have a weather change with cloud cover early with potential storms in the afternoon. According to Wunderground the total rainfall for us will be 1/4″. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South with some higher gusts possible. Overall it sounds like a good day to be on the water fishing olives in some wind protected areas.

Jim with a good one from the weekend

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, NY404 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY197 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY573 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,150 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY237 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)176 cfs64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.7%

Delaware River Report: September 18, 2022

The release from Cannonsville remains around 300 cfs this morning. The sun broke out yesterday afternoon but we did see some cloud cover at times. Most of the fish netted came on nymphs but there were enough dry fly shots to keep you looking. Small olives and Isonychias boated fish on the West Branch and small olives and cahills both seemed to work on the Mainstem. Today looks similar with sun and clouds mixed. The fog should burn off in the next hour. 80 degrees with 5 – 10 mph wind from the South. We may see a stray afternoon thunderstorm so watch the radar.

Frank with a nice brown yesterday. Mike DAccurzio 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, NY419 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY216 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY601 cfs60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,270 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY243 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)203 cfs61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.7%

Delaware River Report: September 17, 2022

The release from Cannonsville was dropped down and the flow at Stilesville is 294 cfs. There is still some runoff coming from the feeders but we could use a little more water. Yesterday was mostly a nymph day for us with some dry fly fish eating olives in the evening. If you don’t like to nymph stick with running Isonychias or Cahill patterns through the riffles. We have decent cloud cover this morning but that should burn off and let the sun through. 78 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

Athan with a rainbow yesterday. Tim Glynn photo
294 cfs 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, NY294 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY448 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY246 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY686 cfs58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,420 cfs61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY269 cfs58°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)237 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release300 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.7%

Delaware River Report: September 16, 2022

We’re a little late this morning due to computer issues. It’s 40 degrees this morning so the water temps dropped a few degrees overnight. The river lows are dropping back to normal and everything looks good for the weekend. Small olives with a few Isonychias have been on the water. We:re seeing more caddis in the bushes so definitely have some patterns ready. We’ll start off with sunshine once the fog burns off but should see some clouds this afternoon. 72 degrees with wind 5- 10 mph from the North.

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, NY357 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY534 cfs52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY303 cfs53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY837 cfs56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,720 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY311 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)290 cfs58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.6%

Delaware River Report: September 15, 2022

You can feel Fall in the air this morning with the air temp in the high 40’s. The rivers are dropping back to normal flows after the rain and everything is in good shape this morning. We’re still fishing small olives and blind casting Isonychias in the riffles. Some river sections should see more Heptagenias hatching soon along with caddis. We did see a few yellow sallies fly by us last night too. today will be cooler hitting 66 degrees with a nighttime temp of 40 degrees. Sunshine and wind 10 – 15 mph from the North. Wunderground shows some wind relief tomorrow.

The river flows are dropping back to normal levels

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, NY357 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY597 cfs54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY357 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,080 cfs59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,160 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY403 cfs59°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)410 cfs61°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.4%

Delaware River Report: September 14, 2022

The river flows have peaked and are beginning to drop throughout the system. The lower West Branch is much clearer this morning. Visibility is fine and the flow is great for both floating and wading. We have thick fog in spots but that should burn off mid morning. Small olives are still the main hatch with patchy Isonychias. Nymphing and blind casting the riffles will both be good bets mid day. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with a high of 75 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the north so choose your spot accordingly.

The flow at Hale Eddy is beginning to drop

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, NY363 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY717 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY438 cfs57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,500 cfs60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,890 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY616 cfs61°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)728 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.8%

Delaware River Report: September 13, 2022

Late Morning Update: One of the feeders must have been hit with an isolated storm. The lower West is off color and Hale is now 728 cfs. Hopefully this is the end we’ll peak and begin to drop soon. Stilesville remains a steady 363 cfs.

We had some rain overnight that increased the river flows. Nothing crazy and it looks like the flows are starting to level out. Hale Eddy is just under 700 cfs. Some of the feeders are adding color to the river so keep that in mind. It’s not chocolate but it’s not clear either. If the rain stops it should look much better this afternoon. It looks perfect for streamers this morning. If you do see fish rise in the tailouts try small olives or Isonychias. We may see some thunderstorms this afternoon so keep an eye on the radar. We have decent cloud cover, wind 5 – 10 mph out of the West, and 71 degrees.

Tim Glynn with a good one yesterday. Jim Swift 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, NY363 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY655 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY357 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY815 cfs63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,530 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY336 cfs65°
West Branch at 191 Bridge63°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)310 cfs66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity45.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.7%

Delaware River Report: September 12, 2022

Yesterday’s weather was perfect for Paint the Delaware Pink. It’s a great organization so please click on the link to learn more about it, We had decent cloud cover in the morning and some light rain in the afternoon. The fishing was good with a mix of nymphs and dry flies. Small olives and Isonychias accounted for most of the dry fly fish. There are still a few cahill / stenos, Heptagenia, and flying ants around so keep those boxes handy. The river levels and temps look geed this morning. We have a slight chance of rain this morning with decent clouds again. Well hit 76 degrees with light wind. There is a chance of some afternoon thunderstorms that could bring heavier winds so keep an eye on the radar.

Andi with her first Delaware trout. Samantha Dennis photo
Krystal with her first Delaware fish yesterday afternoon. Jim Swift photo
Diane with a great dry fly rainbow. John Loughlin photo
Karen with a solid fish in the rain 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, NY363 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY516 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY274 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY731 cfs60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,520 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY267 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)130 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity46.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.2%

Delaware River Report: September 11, 2022

We have decent cloud cover this morning and may see a few showers before lunch. There is a better chance of steady rain this afternoon. Total rainfall should be around .12″ so it should help the fishing hopefully pushing the hatches earlier in the day. Small olives are still the main hatch with a mix of Isonychias, cahill / stenos, yellow sallies, heptagenia, and flying ants in the mix. Today will be cooler with the air temp hitting 69 degrees. Wind will be a 5 – 10 mph from the South.

Cat with a good one last night. Pete Zmijewski 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, NY363 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY503 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY274 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY772 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,630 cfs64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY272 cfs63°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)138 cfs66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity46.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.2%

Delaware River Report: September 10, 2022

The river flows have settled a bit and everything looks good this morning. The afternoon sunshine made dry fly fishing a little tough during the day but nymphing and swinging wets worked early. The dry fly fishing came in the evening as the sun dropped. Small olives are still the main hatch with a mix of Isonychias, cahill / stenos, yellow sallies, heptagenia, and flying ants in the mix. Plus a few more fall caddis are showing up. Today will be sunny with the air temp hitting 80 degrees. Wind will be a non factor.

Marjory with a nice on yesterday afternoon
Marjory rewarded for not getting off the rive too early

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, NY363 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY552 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY337 cfs58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,030 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,090 cfs64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY353 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)173 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release350 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity46.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity71.2%
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