Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2015

The release from Cannonsville has been raised another 100 cfs to 1,099 cfs this morning. That will make the lower West Branch more difficult to wade. The best bet is still the Main Stem and sections of the upper East Branch that are open to fishing. We saw varieties of spinners in the evening, make sure you have something that floats flush in your box. The forecast is calling for a chilly and windy day with a mix of clouds, sun and possibly a sprinkle or two.


Fall is in full swing on the river.

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 1,100 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 122 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 221 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,240 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 96 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,099 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 52.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.9%