Delaware River Report: October 16, 2022

All of the rivers have dropped back to wadeable levels and the color is decent. Floating is best on the lower East Branch or Mainstem. Yesterday was a tough combination of but sun and wind but people found fish early on nymphs. There were a few fish eating dries in the afternoon during some wind lulls. It was mostly olives during the brief dry fly shots. We’ll have the sunshine today but no wind. That alone will make it a good day to be on the water, The air temp will hit 62 degrees.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12- 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY133 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY246 cfs52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY122 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY946 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,470 cfs52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY629 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)350 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release135 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%