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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 18, 2016

Posted on October 18 2016

The release from Cannonsville is 1,028 cfs this morning.  The flow release from Pepacton has been raised this morning and the flow at Downsville is 259 cfs.  It’s nice to see a little more of the East Branch river bottom covered in water.  Yesterday looked like it would fish well and it did.  Streamers worked well and we did see some fish eating little olives mixed with isonychias.  The cloud cover really helped the fishing.  There are still a lot of caddis around but the fish still seem to be eating most of them under the surface.  Things are looking good with at least partly cloudy weather in the forecast through Sunday morning.  Thursday and Friday look like the best days for rain.

 

It's good to see some water flowing down the East Branch

It’s good to see some water flowing down the East Branch

Hatching:
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 989 cfs
58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs
59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 288 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 337 cfs
55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs
59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 56 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,028 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 49 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 38.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 67.1%

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