Delaware River Report / Conditions April 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 No Comments by

It’s going to be a beautiful day with a high in the mid 60’s.  The Beaverkill flow is up a bit bringing the lower East Branch with it.  The West has dropped a bit with a release of 1,499 cfs and the spill dropping to 7 cfs.  Yesterday’s sunshine made the stoneflies more active with a lot of them buzzing around the river in mid-afternoon.  Caddis  and olives were mixed in after lunch too.  The higher flows on the West Branch and lower East Branch are still best for streamers and nymphs.  If you’re looking for rising fish check out the longer, slower pools and be patient.  Very patient.  The Upper East is still running low and is in good shape for nymphing.

A small dark caddis pupa could be a good nymph choice today

A small dark caddis pupa could be a good nymph choice today

Hatching:

Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Early Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,410 cfs 38°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs 39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 390 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,660 cfs 44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,620 cfs 43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,120 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,050 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.9%

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