Delaware River Report / Conditions April 15, 2017

Apr 15, 2017 Comments Off by

The rivers are dropping quickly and the water temperatures are climbing.  Things are looking good for this coming week.  The nights have been cool but the days have been beautiful.  We are starting off with sunshine this morning but we may see some clouds move in and a light shower this afternoon.  late tonight / tomorrow looks like the best chance of rain with around 1/4″ predicted.  Wind gusts will be around 12 mph today so definitely manageable and very Delaware Spring like.
The rivers fished well yesterday with most fish landed on streamers but there are people finding fish eating dries here and there.  That will  improve over the next couple of days as the water temperatures climb.  The Beaverkill system is still your best bet for wading.

 

Dan with a healthy looking fish yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Dan with a healthy looking fish yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

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 1,340 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,140 cfs
40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 973 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,670 cfs
44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,900 cfs
44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 662 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,504 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 877 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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