Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2015

The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been increased this morning to help meet downstream flow targets.  If you fish the West Branch pick your wade spots carefully or use a boat.  Streamers will be your best bet but you may find fish rising in the slow tailouts of pools in the late afternoon.  For dry flies and nymphing the lower East Branch and Mainstem will offer you a better chance of success.  Small olives mixed with a few heptagenia and isonychias.  Air temperatures should approach 60 degrees today with moderate winds.

Junction Pool in the Fall.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Junction Pool in the Fall. Photo by Jared Makowski

Slate Drake #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis sp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 976 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 924 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 122 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 224 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,150 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 98 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 53.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%