Delaware River Report / Conditions October 8, 2021

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped a bit and the flow at Stilesville is 1,180 cfs this morning.  It’s still too high to wade but it’s a start.  It will still have the color at this release but the fish and bugs don’t mind it.  Hopefully the release drops more over the next few days.  We’re in the midst of some warmer days but the cloud cover has been decent and the river temps are holding on even on the Mainstem.  Today will be in the low 70’s again with the cloud cover.  It’ll probably be the same program with streamers or nymphs early and afternoon olives in the long slow pools.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc flows are dropping and those two rivers still offer the best wade opportunities.

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 1,180 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 908 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,160 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 894 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1,200 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 634 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93%