Delaware River Report: October 17, 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.

Yesterday was a weird weather day with it changing from light rain to sun seemingly every 15 minutes. We didn’t get enough rain to bump the flows in any noticeable manner so we’re starting off about the same as yesterday. The olives hatched and it was noticeably better during the light rain periods. Keep an eye on the slow foam lines and places where the current tapers out. Keep a few Isonychias, caddis, and heptagenia patterns handy but it’s still mostly olives.

Today will be 58 degrees, cloudy, with a slight chance of rain. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

John Loughlin put some in the net 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 161 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 330 cfs53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY378 cfs47°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 992 cfs48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,650 cfs52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY437 cfs50°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 402 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 175 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity86.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91%