Delaware River Report / Conditions October 1, 2021

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
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,710 cfs
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
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.2%