Delaware River Report / Conditions September 26, 2017

We have heavy fog on the river this morning with comfortable temperatures.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped back slightly to 990 cfs.  We are looking at another hot, bright, sunny day so if you have the opportunity hit the river early and late.  The West Branch still has some color from the release so streamer fishing has been decent.  You can pick up fish in the sun but the action definitely picks up in low light conditions.  Wading is still easier on the Mainstem and fortunately that’s where the better dry fly fishing is happening.  Again concentrate on low light consitions.  We’ve been seeing a mix of tiny olives, white flies, some cahill / stenos, with a couple of isonychias mixed in for good measure.  Be patient.  Mid day concentrate on nymphing or swinging wets in the riffles.  Dry dropper combos have also produced.


Bob Lewis in Montana yesterday.  You don't need this awesome a hat on the Delaware yet.

Bob Lewis in Montana yesterday. You don’t need this awesome a hat on the Delaware yet.


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 942 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,040 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 115 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 273 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,450 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 102 cfs 67°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 990 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 80 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 70.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 82.1%