Delaware River Report / Conditions April 13, 2019

Apr 13, 2019 Comments Off by

Blue Quills showed up in good numbers yesterday making the fish pretty happy.  The olives and caddis were out too but of course they were overshadowed by the cooler newer mayflies.  We had some light rain in the afternoon but most of the heavy rain held off until late evening.  It’s been great to see the fish rise over the last two days.  The river flows are up pretty good this morning from a mix of rain and increased releases.   Most of the river flows are still rising this morning at 6 am.  Wading looks tough at these levels.  There may be some spots that will  work if you know the river but be cautious.  The West Branch is Home Pool looks clear this morning.  Today looks beautiful with a forecast of 71 degrees, morning clouds, some sun, and winds around 8 mph.  We have some decent rain in the forecast tomorrow but the forecast has been changing quite a bit.  Keep an eye on the river gauges for the latest flow info.

 

Peter with a nice fish yesterday.  Bruce Miller picture

Peter with a nice fish yesterday.   A good start to a father and son weekend.  Bruce Miller photo

Tim with a good one yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Tim with a good one yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Hatching:
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Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Tiny Stonefly-  #18- Capniidae spp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,210 cfs 39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,710 cfs 42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 991 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,380 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,280 cfs 45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,020 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,184 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 43°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 957 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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