Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2015

We continue to receive water from Cannonsville to meet downstream targets. The forecast is calling for scattered showers and overcast conditions throughout the day but no significant precipitation amounts. Watch for fish rising in the afternoon and early evening. Wading the Main Stem remains the best option given the higher flow from the West Branch.
The upper West Branch (from Deposit to the NY/PA border) and upper East Branch (from Pepacton Dam downstream to the Shinhopple Bridge) are now closed to fishing for the season. The lower West Branch, lower East Branch and Main Stem remain open but are now catch and release only. For more information, view the Delaware County fishing regulations and the border water regulations.


Home pool showing off it’s fall colors.

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 1,020 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 120 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 221 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 97 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 986 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 142 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.1%