Delaware River Report / Conditions October 3, 2021

Yesterday was another day of streamers and some nymphs early followed by some late afternoon / evening dry fly fishing.  We’re catching most of our fish on small olives but you will see some Isonychias, iso spinners, Heptagenia,  a few cahills, and some caddis.  But definitely have an olive tied on first.  Today will start off sunny but we should see some clouds roll in during the afternoon.  Maybe a few showers.  Luckily the wind should not be a factor.  The tailwater releases are keeping the East and West Branches high. It’s good for floating but wading is not recommended.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc have the best wade opportunities at this time.


Bruce, Mike, and Daniel found some fish eating olives last night

Bruce, Mike, and Daniel found some fish eating olives last night

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
Light Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – E. cornutella, attenuata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,410 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 823 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,230 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 496 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 471 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.9%