Delaware River Report / Conditions April 17, 2014

Apr 17, 2014 Comments Off by

That last storm filled the reservoirs and both Pepacton (100.1%) and Cannonsville (100.7%) are spilling.  All the rivers in the system are up and the cold, cold nights mixed with cold spill have dropped the water temps.  We are on a bit of a warming trend.  Daytime highs in the 50’s and nights in the 30’s over the weekend.  The best bet for fishing over the next few days is fishing streamers in the slower sections.  Nymphing may be effective in some of the riffles with a good drop off.  I would keep the nymphs small to imitate the naturals so mostly #16 & #18 thin body pheasant tails and copper johns.

We'll see Hendrickson nymphs doing this at some point this Spring.   We need the water to warm up

We’ll see Hendrickson nymphs doing this at some point this Spring. We need the water to warm up first!

 

Hatching:

Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniadae sp.

Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 Taeniopteryx sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,670 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,510 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,160 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,670 cfs @40º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 11,500 cfs @ 42º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,140 cfs @ N/A

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