Delaware River Report: October 18, 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.

We’ll have a bit more sun today but hopefully enough clouds will stick around to push the olives. There should be no wind today for a change. We’re still in that Fall mode of lots of small olives, some Heptagenia, and a few small Isonychias. We are finding rising fish most afternoons. Some days the spinners are dropping early so keep an eye on the water surface to see what;s there if you do find rising fish. Nymphs and wets would be a good bet before the hatches begin.

Today will be 59 degrees and partly cloudy. Wind will be light and variable.

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 235 cfs52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY361 cfs46°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 921 cfs48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,550 cfs52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY394 cfs50°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 346 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 175 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity86.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91.2%