Delaware River Report / Conditions April 12, 2012

Apr 12, 2013 Comments Off by

The rain and cooler temps definitely slowed us down a little bit yesterday, but did great things for our flow situation. The West Branch has stabilized around 750 CFS, and looks like it will hold around that level for the next few days. Great for those wanting to fish upstream a bit. Again, the parts of the West Branch in New York were the only sections with any real insect activity to speak of yesterday. The East and the Main Stem are clearing nicely, but still a bit too high to wade at this point – great for you boat folk! Today is likely going to be a mirror-image of yesterday, with clouds and showers here and there. The air pressure has equalized a bit, so I think that bodes well for us from a hatching standpoint, especially with water temps all starting above 40 this morning.

I did capture this Baetis vagans (BWO) dun whilst he was hanging around on the Open sign at the shop. A good start to he day! Photo: Bart Larmouth

What’s Hatching:

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic, getting started

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Same as Baetis

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 196 cfs @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 761 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 451 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,950 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,810 cfs @ 44º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,270 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.7% – 200 CFS release


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