Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2021

Yesterday was one of those rare days with good cloud cover, a little spit of occasional rain, and light wind.  So it was a really good olive day on some river sections.  There were a few Isonychias and Heptagenias but most dry fly fish were landed on olives.  Streamers and nymphs worked earlier in the day for some people.  The releases haven’t changed so the rivers are in the same shape they were yesterday. The weather looks similar except a bit more wind.  There may be a stray rain shower but we shouldn’t see steady rain until night.  Total rainfall tonight may be 1/2″.  It looks like a wet week in the 10 day forecast so keep an eye on the gauges below for the latest flow data.

Tim Glynn found some fish eating olives yesterday

Tim Glynn found some fish eating olives yesterday

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 1,130 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 841 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,420 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,630 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 394 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 585 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%