Delaware River Report / Conditions September 26, 2015

The release and the conditions on the West Branch remain the same this morning. Expect turbid water and less insects than we would like. The East Branch is clear but very low. We’ve had success fishing streamers, even with all the sun, due to the off-color water on the West Branch. We’re anticipating another sunny day with temperatures in the low 70’s and light winds. Have your dry flies ready in the evening.

Lee and Rob

Lee and Rob found a nice brown. Photo by Bruce Miller.

Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Tricos #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis sp.
Flying ants #16-24

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,280 cfs 57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,440 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 103 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 141 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,520 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,259 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 48 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 58.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 76.3%