Delaware River Report / Conditions April 14, 2017

Apr 14, 2017 No Comments by

Yesterday’s wind seemed quite a bit stronger than the forecast called for but fish were landed.  Cannonsville, Pepacton, and Neversink Reservoirs are all still spilling but the levels are dropping and we should see that end over the next few days if we don’t get additional precipitation.  The river levels are dropping back too but the best wading today will be on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc Rivers.  The East, West, and Main are in perfect shape for boating.  There are still alewives in the system and we’re seeing some caddis mixed with the stoneflies and olives.  Streamers are still your best bet but bring a dry fly rod just in case.  The rising will get more consistent as the water temperatures rise over the next week.  Winds should be lower today and air temperatures in the high 50’s.  We do have a possibility of some rain tomorrow.

 

Patrick with one of his fish yesterday.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Patrick with one of his fish yesterday. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra 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 1,650 cfs
39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,490 cfs
39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,260 cfs 39°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,940 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,770 cfs
42°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 756 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,490 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,230 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.4%

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