Delaware River Report / Conditions April 15, 2020

Apr 15, 2020 Comments Off by

It’s okay to fish locally.  It’s not okay to travel long distances to fish.  So stay local for now.

We are following the State’s order and are closed right now.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:  https://drc-fly-shop.myshopify.com/

Let’s keep the local pictures going.  Since everyone should be fishing local to their homes send us pictures of your locally caught fish and we’ll put them here on the blog.  Even chubs would be cool.  Email them to flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

Today’s selection of fish:

 

Mark sent us this nice one yesterday

Mark sent us this nice one yesterday

Samantha Dennis with a dry fly eater on her local stream

Samantha Dennis with a weekend dry fly eater on her local stream

Pepacton Reservoir is spilling this morning bringing the flow to 2,600 cfs at Harvard.  Cannonsville Reservoir is high but not spilling.  The flows in the rest of the system are dropping slowly.  Between the cold nights and the high flows it will take a while for the river temps to reach their daily high.  Most are starting off around 42 degrees this morning.  If the bugs come it will be in the warmest part of the day.  Most of our dry fly fish have been landed on caddis patterns this year.

Hatching:
Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidaie sp.
Little Brown and Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill - #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Little Black Caddis –  #16 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

 

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,510 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,260 cfs 42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,600 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,570 cfs 42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,780 cfs 43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,270 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,580 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.7%

 

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