Delaware River Report: October 12, 2023

Today should be a lot like yesterday which bodes well for the fishing. The afternoon olive hatches have been really consistent and the fish are happy. There are still some Heptagenia, Isonychia, and caddis around but yesterday was olives again. They hatches are starting sometime between 1 and 3. Nymphing and swinging wets is a good way to start the day. Streamers should be good really early before the sun hits the water.

Today will be 65 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the West.

Ned with a nice rainbow yesterday. Chris Brown photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – # 18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Slate Drake – # 12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocleon sp.
Olive Caddis – #16 – 18 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis spp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 163 cfs51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 313 cfs52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY416 cfs47°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,220 cfs49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,860 cfs52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY598 cfs51°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 476 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 175 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity90.2%