Delaware River Report / Conditions September 24, 2017

The release from Cannonsville is holding steady at 978cfs so far this morning. The West Branch is starting to clear but remains slightly off-color. We saw more hatching on the Main yesterday than on the West Branch with small olives, white flies, stenos and some Iso spinners. The caddis were out in force as the sun went down last night but were of no interest to the fish. They’re forecasting another bright, sunny day with unseasonably high temperatures. Look for rising fish in the shade or as the sun drops behind the ridge. If you’re wading the West Branch today, be careful out there at this level – the rocks are slick!


“Crash” found a nice streamer eater yesterday.


Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer SulphursStenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 915 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,010 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 117 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 282 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 105 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 978 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 86 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 83.1%