Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2021

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Yesterday was one of those rare days with good cloud cover, a little spit of occasional rain, and light wind.  So it was a really good olive day on some river sections.  There were a few Isonychias and Heptagenias but most dry fly fish were landed on olives.  Streamers and nymphs worked earlier in the day for some people.  The releases haven’t changed so the rivers are in the same shape they were yesterday. The weather looks similar except a bit more wind.  There may be a stray rain shower but we shouldn’t see steady rain until night.  Total rainfall tonight may be 1/2″.  It looks like a wet week in the 10 day forecast so keep an eye on the gauges below for the latest flow data.

Tim Glynn found some fish eating olives yesterday

Tim Glynn found some fish eating olives yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,130 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 841 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,420 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,630 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 394 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 585 cfs
49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2021

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The report on the tailwaters won’t change until the releases change.  The releases have been steady so the flows are dropping so slow you really can’t tell the difference.  The West Branch has the normal fall tint but it doesn’t bother the fish.  Nymphs and streamers early with some dry fly action in the afternoon.  The best wading opportunities are on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.  The East and West Branches are both running high for decent wading.  Yesterday we saw a mix of blue wing olives, Heptagenia, and a few Isonychias.  The caddis are really active in some areas too.  Today will be cool again with a high of 53 degrees, good cloud cover and light wind.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,140 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,450 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,690 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 410 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 674 cfs
51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 22, 2021

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The air temp dropped and we should peak around 54 degrees.  Not bad for the end of October.  Cloud cover and wind 5 – 10 from the North should make this a decent fishing day.  Most people are starting off with nymphs right now and finding some fish on dries in the afternoon.  The water is still high on the tailwaters so you need slower pools for the fish to really set up on the little bugs.

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 877 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,760 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 427 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2021

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We have another warm and sunny day ahead of us.  The air temp should hit 70 degrees with wind from the south at 5 – 10 mph.  That will change tomorrow with some cooler weather moving in.  The river flows haven’t changed so we are starting off a lot like yesterday.  There are some spots to wade the tailwaters but they are still high.  The Beaverkill has dropped below 500 cfs so both that river and the Willowemoc are in decent shape.  It’s still mostly small olives with some Isonychias and Heptagenisa mixed in.  The bushes are still full of caddis so they will hit the water eventually.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 859 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,500 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,810 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 437 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 703 cfs
54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.6%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2021

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The flows on the tailwaters remain steady.  Flow on the Beaverkill is now under 500 cfs offering more wade opportunities.  We don’t see any meaningful rain in the 10 day so things should stay like this until they drop the releases.  We’re still seeing olives, Heptagenia, some Isonychias, and caddis.  Today will be back up to 70 degrees with sunshine.  Wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,210 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 871 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,540 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,940 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 473 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 774 cfs
52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.1%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2021

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Yesterday felt like November with temps in the high 40’s spitting rain.  Luckily today we warm back up into the 60’s with some sunshine.  With that weather change comes wind so we’ll have 10 – 20 mph out of the North.  Streamers and nymphs will be your best bets on the tailwaters if the wind dies in the evening or you can find a sheltered area blue wing olives.  The West Branch and East Branch are both a little high to wade.  The Beaverkill flow dropped into the 500 cfs range so there will be more wade options there.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 890 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,130 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 905 cfs
50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 88.5%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 18, 2021

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The river flows have dropped quite a bit since yesterday but remain high.  There is still quite a bit of runoff coming in plus the releases on both the West Branch and East Branch haven’t changed in over a week.  The best wade opportunities will be on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc today.  Yesterday was definitely a streamer day with some fish being landed.  Today looks similar with the chance of some scattered showers, 49 degrees, and wind 10 – 20 mph from the North.  Luckily we warm back up a bit tomorrow.

 

Brian with a nice one yesterday.  Marc DeJong photo

Brian with a nice one yesterday. Marc DeJong photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,370 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 877 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,400 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 581 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 899 cfs
54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.6%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2021

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We were hit with periods of heavy rain yesterday.  All of the river flows are way up this morning.  There may be some wade opportunities on sections of the upper Beaverkill and Willowemoc but the tailwaters are definitely too high this morning.  There is going to be color in most of the rivers so it will likely be a streamer day.  The air temp has dropped and today’s high will be 55 degrees. Wind from the North 10 – 15 mph with a chance of a stray shower

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What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,740 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,000 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,100 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,340 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 862 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,800 cfs
58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.6%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2021

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Yesterday felt like late August with 80 degrees and a mix of sun and clouds.  People did find fish on a mix of streamers and a few dry flies in the afternoon.  Still mostly olives with a few Heptagenia and Isonychias in spots.  Today will be totally different with a high of 70 degrees and wind 10 – 20 mph from the South.  Wunderground iscalling for a 95% chance of rain up to 1/2″ today. That forecast keeps changing so keep and eye on the radar.  Hopefully the storms slide South of us.

Joseph with a good fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Joseph with a good fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 863 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 805 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,540 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 430 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 350 cfs
62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 89.6%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2021

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The tailwater releases are  still steady so the East and West branches are pretty much in the same shape as yesterday.  Today is going to be warmer hitting 76 degrees with a chance of thunderstorms.  The rain today should not amount to much but the cloud cover will be good.  We’re still fishing a lot of blue wing olives but are seeing Heptagenia and Isonychias (heavier on some river sections).  tomorrow’s forecast is shifting around but it looks like rain in the morning with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 863 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 811 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,450 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,600 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 459 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 393 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.2%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 14, 2021

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The river levels are still steady on the tailwaters so there are some wade opportunities but we are running a bit high.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in good shape to so there are a lot of options.  Today looks god with cloud cover, 70 degrees, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Olives are still making up the bulk of the bugs but there are decent Heptagenia and Isonychias on some river sections.  The bushes are full of caddis so they will hit the water eventually.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 863 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 823 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,500 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,010 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 500 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.7%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 13, 2021

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The flow at Stilesville is a steady 863 cfs.  Today looks a lot like yesterday.  Clouds early giving way to sunshine.  Should be less wind.  There were olives on the water mid afternoon along with some Heptagenia.  We didn’t see huge numbers of bugs but it was enough to get some fish up and feeding.  Cloud cover and breaks in the wind definitely helped.  Nymphing was a good choice early in the day and during the sunny part of the afternoon.

 

Daniel with a good rainbow yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Daniel with a good rainbow yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olives - #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 863 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,070 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 829 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,010 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 418 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 85.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.1%

 

 

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