Delaware River Report / Conditions April 19, 2019

Apr 19, 2019 Comments Off by

We have the bugs.  Now we just need the flows to drop to a reasonable level opening up more water fish will rise in.  The flows are dropping back slowly but we will see some additional rain today.  We’ll see some showers this afternoon with possible heavier rain overnight.  Some of the thunderstorms are predicted to be “scattered” so if we’re lucky the heaviest precipitation will miss us or at least fall below the reservoirs.  If any flows change drastically during the day we’ll do a blog update.  If we get the rain most will be overnight so the river should fish today.  Streamers will still be your best bet but people are seeing fish eating on top in the slower pools and edges.  Tht’s mostly a late afternoon thing.  Wading is still not an option but floating is perfectly fine.

People are seeing a few hendricksons but don’t get too excited yet.  The hatches usually progress like a bell curve so we’re still saying another week – ish.  In the meantime there is nothign wrong with blue quills and olives.

Hatching:
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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 2,480 cfs 40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,130 cfs 42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,430 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,290 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,030 cfs 44°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,240 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 43°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,410 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.1%

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