Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2021

The report on the tailwaters won’t change until the releases change.  The releases have been steady so the flows are dropping so slow you really can’t tell the difference.  The West Branch has the normal fall tint but it doesn’t bother the fish.  Nymphs and streamers early with some dry fly action in the afternoon.  The best wading opportunities are on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.  The East and West Branches are both running high for decent wading.  Yesterday we saw a mix of blue wing olives, Heptagenia, and a few Isonychias.  The caddis are really active in some areas too.  Today will be cool again with a high of 53 degrees, good cloud cover and light wind.


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
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,140 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,450 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,690 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 410 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 674 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%