Delaware River Report / Conditions October 12, 2021

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No change in the Cannonsville release so the flow at Stilesville is 863 cfs.  There are some places to wade at the current level.  We can’t get data to pull up for most of the gauges this morning but the flows are dropping so slowly on most rivers it doesn’t really matter.  We shouldn’t see any significant rain over the next couple of days so the fishing shouldn’t change much either.  Most people are still fishing nymphs or streamers early in the day and switching to dry flies in the afternoon.  Olives, Heptagenia, and some Isonychias make up the bulk of the mayflies.  The bushes are full of caddis.

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 1,090 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 847 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,010 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 643 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 499 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.7%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville stayed just under 900 cfs so the river will be the same as yesterday.  People are wading some spots at this level.  It fished well yesterday.  We had a lot of good reports from people dry fly and streamer fishing.  Olives with a few Isonychias and Heptagenias.  It was overcast, overall light wind, with a heavy mist at times.  A great Fall fishing day.  We’re going to start off cloudy today but will gain more sunshine this afternoon.  71 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph out of the South.

 

Tim Glynn with a good one.  Bruce Miller photo

Tim Glynn with a good one. Bruce Miller photo

Michael Johnson found some fish yesterday. Pat Giordano photo

Michael Johnson found some fish yesterday. Pat Giordano 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 1,090 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 847 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,010 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 643 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 499 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.7%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 10, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville has been cut back again.  The flow at Stilesville 863 cfs.  This opens up some places for wading.  Yesterday was a streamer / nymph day with some people finding fish on top and others not.  The wind was definitely a factor there.  We also heard good reports of Isonychia spinners in the air.  Hopefully they hit the water while there is still light.  Today will be 66 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun.  Wind 5 – 10 mph from the South

 

Z's first trout.  Tim Glynn photo

Z’s first trout. Tim Glynn 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 1,100 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 865 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,790 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,220 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 699 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 538 cfs
58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.7%

 

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 9, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped again and the flow at Stilesville is 978 cfs.  Not quite where we would like to see it but headed in the right direction.  Although there will still be the normal color in the water it will clear a bit as the flow drops.  Yesterday ended as we predicted with streamers and nymphs early followed by some dry fly fish in the afternoon.  We’re seeing mostly olives with some Heptagenia and Isonychias.  The bushes are full of caddis again.  Today will be cooler hitting 62 degrees with cloud cover.  Wind 10 – 15 mph from the South.

Pierce with a good one yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Pierce with a good one 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 978 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 883 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,620 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 782 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 980 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 590 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.7%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 8, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped a bit and the flow at Stilesville is 1,180 cfs this morning.  It’s still too high to wade but it’s a start.  It will still have the color at this release but the fish and bugs don’t mind it.  Hopefully the release drops more over the next few days.  We’re in the midst of some warmer days but the cloud cover has been decent and the river temps are holding on even on the Mainstem.  Today will be in the low 70’s again with the cloud cover.  It’ll probably be the same program with streamers or nymphs early and afternoon olives in the long slow pools.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc flows are dropping and those two rivers still offer the best wade opportunities.

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 1,180 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 908 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,160 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 894 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 634 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2021

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Today looks like a good day with light wind and good cloud cover.  Most people have been fishing streamers early and finding some fish rising later in the afternoon.  There are a lot of Pseudos hatching plus some Heptagenia and Isonychias.  Look for rising fish in slow sections.  At these water levels it’s tough for the fish to set up in a lot places.  The Beaverkill is just over 1,000 cfs this morning so barring anymore rain we should see some wade opportunities open up there over the next few days.  The headwaters of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc should offer some wade opportunities today.  The West and East Branch flows will stay high until the releases are cut back.  The color of the West Branch will also improve when the release is cut back.

 

 

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 1,400 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 927 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,270 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,720 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,050 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 6, 2021

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We woke up o some light rain this morning.  That should end shortly and should not add any additional runoff to the rivers.  The West Branch is still high and off color.  The East Branch and Beaverkill flows have dropped a lot.  Everything is still too high for safe wading.  The upper stretches of the freestones should be fine for wading this morning.  Most people are catching fish on streamers early and olives in the late afternoon.  We should see 68 degrees today with little wind and decent cloud cover.  The 10 day forecast does not show any significant rain so the river flows should continue to drop.

 

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 1,400 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 978 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,600 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,310 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,320 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 838 cfs
60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2021

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The river flows are up throughout the system due to yesterday’s rain.  The rivers are off color but should clear as they drop over the next few days.  We shouldn’t see any appreciable amount of rain today but we should keep the clouds.  Wind will be light and variable.  A good day to throw streamers from a boat.  There is always a shot at dry fly fishing  on the West so bring that rod just in case.  Long slow pools at these flows.  Wading isn’t recommended on any of the rivers today.  Some of the headwater streams would be the best bet.

 

The flow at Hale Eddy will drop slowly this week

The flow at Hale Eddy will drop slowly this week

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 1,400 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,090 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,070 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,410 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,250 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,210 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,630 cfs
57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 4, 2021

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2 PM update.  We’ve had some heavy rain over the last few hours.  Click on the links below to get the most up to date flow information.

 

We had some rain overnight and there is a light rain falling this morning.  The Beaverkill flow is climbing so the East Branch flow will go up too.  Oquaga Creek is rising slowly and is only 28 cfs this morning.  We have close to 1″ of rain in the forecast.  If that hits and the flows change dramatically during the day we’ll do a report update.  Yesterday was a good day on the water with streamer and nymphs early followed by dry fly fishing in the evening.  We mostly saw Pseudos hatching but there were a lot of caddis in the bushes and a few Isonychias.  The East and West Branches are still too high to wade.  The feeder streams and upper reaches of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc are your best bets.  The West Branch has the normal Fall tint to it but it doesn’t hamper the fishing at all.

 

Tim Glynn had a good day yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Tim Glynn had a good day 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 1,400 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 823 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,520 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,290 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 744 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 485 cfs
57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 3, 2021

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Yesterday was another day of streamers and some nymphs early followed by some late afternoon / evening dry fly fishing.  We’re catching most of our fish on small olives but you will see some Isonychias, iso spinners, Heptagenia,  a few cahills, and some caddis.  But definitely have an olive tied on first.  Today will start off sunny but we should see some clouds roll in during the afternoon.  Maybe a few showers.  Luckily the wind should not be a factor.  The tailwater releases are keeping the East and West Branches high. It’s good for floating but wading is not recommended.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have the best wade opportunities at this time.

 

Bruce, Mike, and Daniel found some fish eating olives last night

Bruce, Mike, and Daniel found some fish eating olives last night

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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs
56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 823 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,230 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 496 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 471 cfs
56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 2, 2021

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Yesterday was pretty much as we expected with streamer and nymph fishing early with some dry fly action later in the afternoon.  Olives are still our best producing dry fly.  It was a good mix of sun and clouds.  It finally feels like Fall with co0l nights and cool days.  Definitely bring a fleece.  Today will be warmer at 73 degrees.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South. The best wade opportunities are over on the Beaverkill / Willowemoc.  The tailwaters are still running high with releases.

 

Don with a good one yesterday.  Brian Sheppard photo

Don with a good one yesterday. Brian Sheppard photo

Ron found some fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Ron found some 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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 835 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,340 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 538 cfs
52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 1, 2021

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The flow on the West Branch remains steady so conditions are the same as yesterday.  We have the normal Fall tint to water but it doesn’t bother the fish or the bugs.  It does help the streamer fishing which is what quite a few people are doing until the olives start in the afternoon.  The East Branch flow is also still high.  It looks like they are trying to drop the reservoir levels so the releases may remain like this for a while.  Wading is not recommended.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are at great wade levels and we have heard some decent reports.  All of the rivers have some combination of Isonychias, Heptagenia, cahills, caddis, and olives. The amount of each one varies by river but it’s worth having all of the patterns with you.  Today will be sunny and 63 degrees.  Wind will be 5 – 10 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 1,410 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,710 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,580 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,500 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 598 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 612 cfs
53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.2%

 

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