Delaware River Report / Conditions April 16, 2019

Apr 16, 2019 No Comments by

The runoff is slowly subsiding and the river flows are dropping or at least leveling off..  The West Branch is at a level that is okay for floating.  The Eastern drainage and Mainstem still have quite a bit of water coming down but they are dropping.  Wading is not an option today.  It will mainly be a streamer game unless you get real lucky and find a fish rising in one of the longer slow pools or big eddys.  Count on streamer fishing today.  Cannonsville, Pepacton, and Neversink Reservoirs are all spilling.  The next couple of days look nice so things should continue to settle down.  There is some rain in Friday’s forecast but the report changes every time we look.

 

The West Branch is already fishable by boat

The West Branch is already fishable by boat

Hatching:
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Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Tiny Stonefly-  #18- Capniidae spp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,560 cfs 39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4,040 cfs 40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 11,500 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 16,500 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 18,300 cfs 41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,730 cfs 40°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 3,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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