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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 3, 2016

Posted on October 03 2016

We had a slight bump in the release from Cannonsville to 738 cfs.  At this level the West Branch is still in decent shape for wading and floating.  There is only 232 cfs at Fishs Eddy which leaves the East Branch wadeable.  The Main is in good shape for wading and floating.  Today looks like a great weather day with clouds, a slight chance of light rain, and winds 6 mph and below. Yesterday was a mixed day with some streamer action, some wet fly actions, and some fish eating  olives on top.  It seemed to vary by section but the fish are eating.  We’ve also seen a few fish caught on light cahills and isonychias.  The caddis are around and will eventually hit the water offering some really good fishing.

Jared with an nice fish to start October.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Jared with an ice fish to start October. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
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 688 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 834 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 130 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 232 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,080 cfs
57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 71 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 738 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 99 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 48.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72.4%

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