Delaware River Report: September 16, 2023

Chris Calabrese is being honored by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center for his conservation efforts as co-founder of Get Trashed in the Catskills. Come support Chris at the Emerging Anglers Dinner Saturday September 23, 2023 at the Beaverkill Valley Inn. To learn more about the Get Trashed River Clean Up Click Here

Chris Calabrese

Bob Lewis’s memorial information:
Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 66 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.!/Obituary

Olives, a few Heptagenia, and Isonychias have been out in the afternoons. Not always great numbers but enough to see some fish rise. We’re also still seeing decent numbers of Isonychia spinners over the water. Eventually they’ll drop to the water so have those patterns handy. Streamers are working in low light but stick below Hale Eddy because of the algae. Same still applies to nymphing. The cooler air temps have helped the water temps quite a bit so there are a lot of options to explore.

Today will be 71 degrees with some clouds clearing in the afternoon. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.

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, NY432 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY738 cfs51°
East Branch at Harvard, NY330 cfs50°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY804 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,010 cfs58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY333 cfs58°
West Branch at 191 Bridge56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)183 cfs57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release475 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity83.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity92.2%