Delaware River Report: September 12, 2023

Bob Lewis’s memorial information:
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Robert’s Memorial Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life which will commence on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 66 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. There will be an opportunity to greet the family at the conclusion of Mass. Inurnment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frankfort at the convenience of the family.
Here’s link to Bob’s obituary:!/Obituary

The river flows dropped a bit and clarity is fine this morning. The water temps look fine but the best hatching will still be in the coldest water sections. We need a good drop in air temp to push the fall bugs on the lower river sections. Still seeing a few sulphurs and olives. There are Isonychias around and a few flying ants here and there. Nymphing and wets will still be best on the lower West due to the algae up top. The upper East is in great shape with no algae. The overcast sky and cooler air temps should help the water temps on the lower East and Mainstem.

Today will be 79 degrees. Mostly cloudy this morning clearing to partly cloudy this afternoon. Wind will be light and variable.

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – # 20 – E. dorothea
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, NY507 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY791 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY341 cfs51°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY1,040 cfs60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,210 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY535 cfs63°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)264 cfs71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release520 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity83.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity93%