Delaware River Report / Conditions April 19, 2017

Apr 19, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday turned out to be as beautiful as advertised.  Great sun, warm temperatures and manageable winds all day long.  We saw a nice mix of caddis, blue quills, and stoneflies in the late afternoon.  Some people found some targets on top after lunch into the evening.  Streamers are still producing and the nymphing is really picking up as the blue quill and hendrickson nymphs get more active and ready to hatch.  We have some rain in the forecast this afternoon and tomorrow.  Looking at the radar it seems to be scattered storms so it’s tough to tell exactly how much we will get.    The wind should pick up when the front comes through late in the day and then drop back down.  This is great for the river system.  We always hope for a cool wet Spring to augment releases under the FFMP and overall that seems to be what we’re getting right now.  If enough rain falls and reservoir spill increases we may have a nice mix of alewife fishing and dry fly action this weekend.


Mainstem water temperatures are looking great for mid April

Mainstem water temperatures are looking great for mid April

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 818 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 601 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,320 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 473 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,238 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 639 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%


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