Delaware River Report / Conditions April 20, 2013

Apr 20, 2013 Comments Off by

Well the storms definitely rolled through last night – the news claimed they were moving at over 50MPH and it sure seemed like it! Over here on the West Branch, we were spared a good chunk of the rain, so we only came up about 500 CFS. The water is slightly off-color, but definitely fish-able – brown enough for streamer fishing, but light enough to possibly see some dry flies kicking around as well, assuming the wind will lay down a bit this afternoon. The rain was also warm, bringing more good news for the West Branch – we won’t need to wait a few more days for another warm-up. Otherwise, the Main Stem and East Branch are definitely going to be blown out for the foreseeable future – most likely as a result of the Willow and Beaverkill – they took the brunt of the rain it seems. Things will likely be changing throughout the day, feel free to give the shop a call for a more up-to-the-minute report!

Randy Rueb showing off again, having caught this beautiful Rainbow! Photo: Steve Shen

What’s Hatching:

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic, getting started

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Same as Baetis

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 221 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 561 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,080 cfs @ 49º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,790 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,090 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 95.9% – 200 CFS release

 

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