Delaware River Report: October 16, 2023

Our shop will close this Friday 10/20 for the 2023 season. Nothing bad- we just need a little time off. We will reopen April 1st like normal. In the meantime we’ll be back on the blog in November for the limited fly of the week.

Today looks good with a warmer air temp, cloud cover, and some light rain. Wind will be less than yesterday. It definitely has the olive feel today. The hatches have started between 1 and 2 pm on most days. Keep a few Isonychias, caddis, and heptagenia patterns handy but it’s still mostly olives. We had okay bugs yesterday but the wind make it difficult.

Today will be 56 degrees, cloudy, with a slight chance of rain. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

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 161 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 327 cfs51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY370 cfs46°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 992 cfs47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,650 cfs50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY444 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 335 cfs50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 175 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity85.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity90.6%