Delaware River Report: October 15, 2023

Yesterday was an all day light, steady rain with no wind. The rivers are fine this morning with a bump of about 50 cfs. We’re still in good shape for wading and floating some stretches. The small olives came in the afternoon and fish were happy. Today looks good. Overcast with maybe a light rain shower so it should be another good olive day, The wind will be up a bit but that’s been pretty normal this fall. Heptagenia, Isonychias, and caddis handy but count on the olives. Nymphs and wets should fish well early with the cloud cover.

Today will be 51 degrees, cloudy, with a slight chance of rain. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.

John Loughlin with a smallmouth yesterday

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 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 351 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY395 cfs45°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,090 cfs46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,800 cfs49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY511 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 365 cfs49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 175 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity90.6%