Delaware River Report / Conditions April 12, 2020

Apr 12, 2020 Comments Off by

Samantha should fish today so we’ll have her picture posted tomorrow.

It’s okay to fish locally.  It’s not okay to travel long distances to fish.  So stay local for now.

We are following the State’s order and are closed right now.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:  https://drc-fly-shop.myshopify.com/

Let’s keep the local pictures going.  Since everyone should be fishing local to their homes send us pictures of your locally caught fish and we’ll put them here on the blog.  Even chubs would be cool.  Email them to flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

Today’s selection of fish:

 

Tom with a rainbow near his home in NJ

Tom with a rainbow near his home in NJ

Tim found some local Jersey fish this weekend

Tim found some local Jersey fish this weekend

The air temp is 26 degrees this morning but should climb in to the high 50’s by late afternoon.  We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with winds from the South at 10 – 15 mph.  That should be 10 mph less than we’ve been dealing with most of the week.  The water temps will take a while to warm back up but the sunshine should help.  Tonight will be warm but we have some rain moving in.  We should see 1/4″ overnight and another 3/4″ tomorrow.  Mid April all of a sudden feels like March.  If you’re on the Delaware and want to find rising fish watch the slower pools and edges in the afternoon.  Otherwise streamers and nymphs will probably be your best bet.  That probably applies to your local rivers if you have high flows too.

Hatching:
Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidaie sp.
Little Brown and Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill - #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Little Black Caddis –  #16 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

 

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,510 cfs 40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,890 cfs 40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 895 cfs 39°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs 41°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,840 cfs 42°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 648 cfs 40°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 38°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 867 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.4%

 

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