Delaware River Report: October 20, 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.

The release from Cannonsville is coming back up. It will settle back where we were n Wednesday at 175 cfs. It’s still small olives with a few Isonychias, caddis, and Heptagenia. Some people are finding fish blind casting the Isonychias in the riffles. Otherwise wets and nymphs will be your bets bets early. The wind will be up a bit from yesterday so find some protected spots if you’re looking for risers in the afternoon.

Today will be 64 degrees and partly cloudy. We may see a mix of sun and some light afternoon showers. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the south.

The Stilesville flow is returning to pre repair levels this morning

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 122 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 121 cfs53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY353 cfs45°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 839 cfs49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY344 cfs52°
West Branch at 191 Bridge53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 270 cfs52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity86.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity91.3%