Delaware River Report / Conditions April 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017 No Comments by

The good news is we are seeing some blue quills mixed with the olives and quill gordons.  Looking at the flows and water temperatures it seems like we are right on the edge of great dry fly fishing.  Yesterday should have happened on top but the wind gusts made it tough. There were some one timers but the fish didn’t get the opportunity to get steady. Streamers are still working well and some nice fish were landed.  Today looks incredible with air temperatures close to 60 degrees and winds gusting to 6 0r 7 mph.  Water temperatures look great this morning and will climb nicely in the sunshine.  Today should fish really well and we expect to find rising fish.  We have some clouds and rain in the forecast beginning tomorrow.

 

Chris with a nice streamer fish yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Chris with a nice streamer fish yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Blue Quill – #16 – Paraleptophlebia. adaptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 901 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,560 cfs
41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 625 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,300 cfs
47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,600 cfs
50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,238 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 723 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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