Delaware River Report / Conditions April 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019 No Comments by

The rivers are still settling down but the West Branch is at a safe level for floating.  Today looks good with low wind, sun, and 62 degrees.  We haven’t seen many low wind days yet this Spring so this is going to be a nice one to be out there.  The West looks great for streamer fishing but bring a dry fly rod for the slow pools.  There are still bugs out there and fish may eat in the tailouts or eddys in the long, slow moving pools.  The other rivers is the system may still need a couple of days to calm down.  Wading anywhere on the system is still not an option but the Beaverkill is dropping quickly.  We need the rain in the forecast later in the week to miss us.

 

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Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
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 2,880 cfs 39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,970 cfs 41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,160 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 7,170 cfs 42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 12,800 cfs 43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,170 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 3,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 102.2%

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