Delaware River Report / Conditions April 12, 2017

Apr 12, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday felt like Summer with air temperatures approaching 80 degrees with sunshine.  The rivers warmed up and the Beaverkill is starting off at 50 degrees this morning.  Streamers were still the most productive method but there were some fish eating stoneflies and olives sporadically in the big slow pools.  Our air temperatures will drop back to normal today with daytime temps in the 60’s and nighttime temps in the mid 30’s.   The release from Cannonsville was bumped up again to 1,496 release.  Cannonsville, Papacton, and Neversink Reservoirs are still spilling but are coming down quickly.  Last night’s rain didn’t add much water to the flows.  Boating is still the way to go but wading will become an option as soon as we stop spilling.  The fish look good and healthy this Spring with some of them getting chunky eating alewives.  The warmer water temperatures will definitely help the hatching activity.

 

Bob found a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Bob found a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,720 cfs
40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,640 cfs
40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,040 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,950 cfs
45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,330 cfs
45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 985 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,496 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 41°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,330 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 103.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101%

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