Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2021

Today looks like a good day with light wind and good cloud cover.  Most people have been fishing streamers early and finding some fish rising later in the afternoon.  There are a lot of Pseudos hatching plus some Heptagenia and Isonychias.  Look for rising fish in slow sections.  At these water levels it’s tough for the fish to set up in a lot places.  The Beaverkill is just over 1,000 cfs this morning so barring anymore rain we should see some wade opportunities open up there over the next few days.  The headwaters of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc should offer some wade opportunities today.  The West and East Branch flows will stay high until the releases are cut back.  The color of the West Branch will also improve when the release is cut back.



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 1,850 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 927 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,270 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,720 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,050 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%