Delaware River Report: October 23, 2022

It’s another morning of frost that will take a while to warm up. We’ll eventually hit 64 degrees with some clouds and light and variable winds. The cloud cover should help the mid afternoon olive hatches. Hopefully pushing them a little earlier in the day. Nymphing or wet flies should be decent early with potential olives from 2 pm on. Once the sun drops things have been shutting down. Today may be different with the low only dropping to 50 degrees. Any rain should happen overnight.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY243 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY562 cfs46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY975 cfs47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY311 cfs45°
West Branch at 191 Bridge47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)220 cfs46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 22, 2022

The release from Pepacton was increased slightly bringing the flow at Harvard to 165 cfs. The West Branch remains at the same flow as yesterday. The bright sunshine made yesterday more of a nymphing day but people did see some olives on the water. We have a good frost on the ground this morning. Today will be 66 degrees with bright sun. that should push the water temps up and hopefully push the bugs in the afternoon. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

A slight bump for the East Branch

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY232 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY556 cfs44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY928 cfs46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY330 cfs43°
West Branch at 191 Bridge45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)237 cfs44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 21, 2022

The release from Cannonsville was bumped slightly and the flow at Stilesville is around 150 cfs this morning. That will not be noticeable on the river. Nymphng will be your best bet early with a good shot at small olives hatching mid afternoon. It will be warmer today hitting 5 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be much lower than the last few days at 5 – 10 mph from the South.

A slight bump for the West Branch release

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY149 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY223 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY112 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY562 cfs44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY966 cfs45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY359 cfs43°
West Branch at 191 Bridge44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)258 cfs44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 20, 2022

We’re coming off another cold night with some frost on the ground this morning. Water temps are starting off a little lower today than yesterday. Today will be very similar to yesterday with cloud cover, a high of 51 degrees, and wind 10 – 15 mph from the South. Nymphing or swinging wets will likely be the best bet during the day. If you can find a wind protected spot the small olives should be hatching mid afternoon and will shut down as the sun and air temp drop in the evening. Tomorrow we warm back up with some sunshine.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY131 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY223 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY115 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY624 cfs44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,040 cfs45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY407 cfs43°
West Branch at 191 Bridge44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)280 cfs45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 19, 2022

Yesterday was a mix of sun and clouds with some small olives hatching in the afternoon. On the days the temp drops fast the bugs have been ending earlier. And the spinners have been mixed with the duns. Much like the hatching in early Spring. Today will be cooler with the air temp hitting 46 degrees and dropping to 31 degrees overnight. We’ll have clouds and wind 10 – 15 mph from the south. Nymphing will be a good bet early. Look for the olives during the warmest part of the day.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY131 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY229 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY122 cfs46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY711 cfs48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,150 cfs48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY462 cfs46°
West Branch at 191 Bridge46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)314 cfs48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 18, 2022

The air temp is starting off at 32 degrees this morning so it will take a while to warm up today. We have a brief but heavy rain yesterday afternoon that seemed like we’d get some water out of but it ended up being negligible. The eastern drainage went up about 40 cfs and the West Branch didn’t budge. The cloud cover helped. We did see the olives in the afternoon and some fish we’re on them. We’ll have sun this morning with a few clouds coming inn during the afternoon. High of 51 degree with wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

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.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY133 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY235 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY127 cfs47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY800 cfs47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,200 cfs49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY543 cfs48°
West Branch at 191 Bridge47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)339 cfs48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 17, 2022

The river flows are still dropping slowly but are all in good shape this morning. Wading is an option everywhere. Floating will be best on the Lower Eat Branch and Mainstem. It looks like it should be a decent blue wing olive day. and definitely have a few Isonychias ready. The air temp will be cooler hitting 58 degrees but we’ll have good cloud cover and maybe some afternoon showers. Wind will only be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

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.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY133 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY237 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY117 cfs49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY758 cfs49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,230 cfs51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY500 cfs48°
West Branch at 191 Bridge49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)314 cfs49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 16, 2022

All of the rivers have dropped back to wadeable levels and the color is decent. Floating is best on the lower East Branch or Mainstem. Yesterday was a tough combination of but sun and wind but people found fish early on nymphs. There were a few fish eating dries in the afternoon during some wind lulls. It was mostly olives during the brief dry fly shots. We’ll have the sunshine today but no wind. That alone will make it a good day to be on the water, The air temp will hit 62 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.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY133 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY246 cfs52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY122 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY946 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,470 cfs52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY629 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)350 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 15, 2022

The Beaverkill and Lower East Branch remain high this morning but are dropping back. The West Branch and Upper East Branch flows remain steady and low. We’re coming off a cool night so water temps dropped a couple of degrees. Today will be 66 dgrees and sunny so the rivers should continue to drop and the water temps will climb back up today. Wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the south. If Wunderground has the wind forecast correct find spots that give you some cover during the day. Supposedly they drop towards dark. The olives were a little spotty yesterday but there were enough hatching with some caddis to get some fish looking up. Nymphing seemed to be the better bet.

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.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY133 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY261 cfs51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY132 cfs49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,530 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,250 cfs52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY985 cfs42°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)514 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 14, 2022

So far it looks like most of the rain hit the Eastern drainage. The Beaverkill is 2,500 cfs at Cooks Falls. the runoff is working it’s way down the East Branch. We’ll see the Mainstem flow increase quite a bit this morning. The West Branch is up slightly but looks good out front so far. The flow is 293 cfs at Hale Eddy. If that changes dramatically we’ll do another update. The rain should be finished now. We’ll hit 63 degrees with afternoon sunshine. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph out of 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.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY133 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY293 cfs54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY143 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY2,870 cfs53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY984 cfs Rising55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY2,500 cfs52°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)228 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.2%

Delaware River Report: October 13, 2022

The small olives hatched yesterday afternoon but there were fewer caddis and no Isonychias where we were fishing. The wind certainly didn’t help for a while. Some fish got on the olives so it ended up being an okay day. It looks like we’re in for close to .65″ of rain today. If it stays spread out over the course of the day we should be okay. There are a few thunderstorms to watch in the afternoon that could drop additional rain. Keep an eye on the radar and the gauge links below for the latest information. It looks like we’ll see another .65″ of rain overnight so definitely check the gauges tomorrow morning.

Ron Reedy found this one eating olives yesterday

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.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY133 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY232 cfs54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY101 cfs53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY308 cfs53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY753 cfs55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY152 cfs53°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)140 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.2%

Delaware River Report: October 12, 2022

Yesterday was a beautiful day to be on the water. It felt like early Fall again. The olives hatched a little later in the afternoon than what we’ve been seeing . Tiny olives mixed with few larger ones made up the bulk of the bugs. The caddis were out too in enough numbers that the fish were eating them. Plus we saw a handful of Isonychias. Overall it was a good day. Today will be similar hitting 68 degrees. We’ll have sun early but should see more cloud cover in the afternoon. The wind will be up a bit more at 10 – 15 mph from the South. We shouldn’t see any rain until after dark.

A caddis eater from last night

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.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY127 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY235 cfs53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY103 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY325 cfs51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY786 cfs54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY157 cfs50°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)151 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity43%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%
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