Delaware River Report / Conditions April 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014 Comments Off by

We’re still waiting for the water temps to climb a bit more before fishing really takes off. The cold nights, releases, and spill are keeping the temperatures low.  We had reports of a few- very few upright wings mixed with the stoneflies on the West Branch yesterday.  Nothing was eating them.

Streamers fished slow are still your best bet to connect with a fish right now.  Hopefully the water warms up over the next week and the bugs really begin to pop.

Blue Quills- coming soon!

Blue Quills- coming soon!

 

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 2,900 cfs @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,430 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,360 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,230 cfs @40º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 10,600 cfs @ 42º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,610 cfs @ N/A

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