Delaware River Report / Conditions April 14, 2013

Apr 14, 2013 Comments Off by

Yesterday was certainly interesting out on the river. While there wasn’t a ton of insect activity, there were periods of pretty intense action on streamers, then followed by real lulls in the fish activity. There were some nice fish boated, including a few random Smallmouth Bass thrown in for good measure. If the forecast holds for today, we’re looking at some banner fishing most likely – the sun will heat up the water early, and if the winds stay down as predicted, the bugs should be out as well. The water levels are falling, but not precipitously, meaning we will still have some decent floating conditions for the next few days, but keep praying for more rain!

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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 196 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 416 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,830 cfs @ 42º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,660 cfs @ 43º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,150 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.7% – 200 CFS release

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