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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2016

Posted on October 16 2016

The release from Cannonsville is 1,134 cfs.  It’s almost like someone forgot to change the release up or down last night.  The steady flow should make the fishing a little better today since the fish should be settled into their new homes.  Streamers were the best bet on the West Branch yesterday.  Some of the fish were eating while a lot of them were simply chasing the streamers and not opening their mouths.  This is pretty common on the first day of a major flow change.  Today we should find more fish willing to eat.  There were some olives in the afternoon in some areas.  The West Branch is still okay for wading in certain areas while the Mainstem is fine throughout it’s length.  The East Branch is still ridiculously low because DEP will not split the Cannonsville release with Pepacton.  Poor river management for the rivers and people below the dams.


Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,070 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,170 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 108 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 177 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,300 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 55 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,134 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 49 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 41.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 68.3%

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