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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 2, 2016

Posted on October 02 2016

The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is 696 cfs this morning.  This leaves the West Branch is decent shape for both floating and wading.  The Mainstem will rise a little this mornign but will also remain good for wading and floating.  The East Branch temperatures are decent this morning.  We had a little more rain come down over night but not enough to bring up the flow.  It is in decent shape for wading and we have been hearing some reports of fish being landed on the lower stretches.  We have another cloudy day ahead of us but the chance of any significant rain is very slim.  Wind gusts should peak around 6 mph.  Wet flies and caddis pupa have been working for the nymphers while small dark streamers are taking some fish.  We are seeing some isonychias in spots.  They still seem a little spotty but some people are finding decent numbers of them.  Most of the dry fly action has been on small olives in the afternoon.

 

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

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 642 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 761 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 135 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 255 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 848 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 72 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 696 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 110 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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