Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2021

The river flows are up throughout the system due to yesterday’s rain.  The rivers are off color but should clear as they drop over the next few days.  We shouldn’t see any appreciable amount of rain today but we should keep the clouds.  Wind will be light and variable.  A good day to throw streamers from a boat.  There is always a shot at dry fly fishing  on the West so bring that rod just in case.  Long slow pools at these flows.  Wading isn’t recommended on any of the rivers today.  Some of the headwater streams would be the best bet.


The flow at Hale Eddy will drop slowly this week

The flow at Hale Eddy will drop slowly this week

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 1,400 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,090 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,070 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,410 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,250 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,210 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,630 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.6%