Delaware River Report: September 9, 2023

10 am River Update. The feeder stream runoff has caught up to us and we are seeing color in the lower West Branch, Hopefully it pushes through today

Yesterday’s storms missed us on the lower West Branch. We did get hit one with this morning. The clarity is decent out front. The flow at Hale Eddy is 1,610 cfs and is already dropping. Stilesville looks fine at 507 cfs. It should be clear. Same fishing program. Look for the coldest water for daytime hatches. With the weather there is a decent shot at olives. Have some flying ants handy too. The higher water could be good for streamers if we don’t get hit with bright sunshine.

Today will be 77 degrees with partly cloudy skies. There is a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Wind will be light and variable.

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – # 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake – # 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocleon sp.
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp.
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, NY1,610 cfs60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY353 cfs54°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY1,200 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,280 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY657 cfs64°
West Branch at 191 Bridge61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)178 cfs73°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release520 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity83.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity94%