Delaware River Report / Conditions April 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019 Comments Off by

There were quite a number of people fishing the West Branch yesterday.  We had a lot of stoneflies and blue quills flying around by mid afternoon.  There were a few fish rising but the high flows kept them sporadic and hard to set up on.  It was a beautiful day to be out though.  All of the reservoirs are still spilling but the flows on the East Branch and Beaverkill have dropped significantly.  Everything is still too high to wade but moving in the right direction.

Today looks okay.  It’s going to be cooler at 56 degrees and we’ll have some wind gusts to 15 from the South.  It’ll mostly be streamer fishing again so the wind won’t be too much of a problem.  The flows and wind will make dry fly fishing tough but someone will get lucky.  We’re watching the rain in Friday night’s forecast.  Same problem as always- everytime we look it changes.  Tomorrow looks okay during the day with most of the rain coming in Thunderstorms overnight.  Hopefully they miss us completely or hit below the reservoirs.


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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

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,760 cfs 40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,570 cfs 42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,730 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,020 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,530 cfs 44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,530 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,670 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.5%


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