Delaware River Report / Conditions April 17, 2013

Apr 17, 2013 Comments Off by

While the thunderstorms went around us, we still picked up some decent rain upstream, which was enough to keep our flows up – definitely good news. The fishing was a bit slow, likely due to the major pressure changes, but there were a handful of times when the fish were very active, and even feeding on top. Several nice fish were taken on the lower West and upper Main on Parleps (Blue Quill) as there was a nice little flush of them after the rain in the early afternoon. Today, we’ve got “partly cloudy” skies predicted, which will mean a nice warm-up of the water. The warmer it gets, the closer we are to Hendrickson time!

Rich Rueb with a NICE Main Stem Brown caught this week with Jeff. Photo: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic, getting started

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Same as Baetis

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 224 cfs @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 361 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,520 cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,010 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 954 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 94.3% – 200 CFS release

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