Delaware River Report / Conditions April 16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 Comments Off by

We had some wind yesterday but that didn’t prevent people from catching fish.  Streamers produced fish and some people landed a few fish on dry flies too.  Water temperatures look great and the flows are dropping down to manageable levels.  There are a few spots people are now wading the West Branch and nymphing has picked up.  We saw olives mixed with the stoneflies on the water yesterday.  The weather looks pretty normal for April over the next week with air temperatures in the 50’s.  The hatching should improve by next weekend offering better dry fly shots.  We may get a thunderstorm today that will drop just under 1/4″ of rain.

 

Dave with a West Branch brown.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Dave with a West Branch brown. 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 1,190 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs
41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 810 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,510 cfs
46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,380 cfs
45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 607 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,496 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 41°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 833 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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