River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

Things are cooling off, and its starting to feel more like late fall on the Upper Delaware. The majority of the leaves have fallen, but there’s still some foliage left to gander at while you fish. We had a push of rain through the area, leaving the East Branch up near 1200 cfs at Fish’s Eddy. The West Branch saw a slight bump, with Hale Eddy at 391 cfs and dropping. 

There are still a few olives around mid afternoon, and fish have been on them in the slower pools. Keep an eye out for subtle rises in the scum lines. 

Streamers will continue to be effective as we move through November. A nice slow swing through likely water has proven productive. Keep things small and on the more natural side of the color spectrum. As fish move into cold weather holding positions, covering water will be key in finding fish that are willing to slide over for a fly.


Fall Hours:

The fly shop will be open Wednesday to Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-1pm



Isonychia #14

BWO #18-24

Tan Caddis #14-20

Rusty Spinner #14-22




Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 148 50*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 381 47.5*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 252 51*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1200 50*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  1780 51*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 751 49*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 51*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.1%  
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.2%  
Main Stem at Callicoon 1800 52*