Delaware River Report / Conditions April 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017 Comments Off by

We are coming off a cooler night so water temperatures dropped back a few degrees.  You’ll do better if you choose your fishing spot based on the warmer water temps.  Streamers are still your best bet but bring a dry fly set up just in case you run into the stoneflies and olives.  Streamers have produced better when you fish deep and slow rather than using a quick retrieve.  The water is dropping  but concentrate on the real slow pools and eddys.  The weather will be more “normal” for April over the next few days with cool nights and daytime temps in the mid to high 50’s.

 

Pete with a chunky brown yesterday.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Pete with a chunky brown yesterday. Photo by Bob Lewis

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 2,060 cfs
39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,990 cfs
40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,550 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,320 cfs
44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,910 cfs
44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 876 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,492 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,230 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.7%

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