Delaware River Report / Conditions April 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Comments Off by

The rain moved through yesterday and the rivers bumped a little overnight. We had some wind in the morning but by late afternoon it calmed down. We’re in great shape this morning and the West Branch is clear.  Air temperatures should be in the low 60’s with some good cloud cover.  Winds are negligible staying under 10 mph.  We may see some showers but it looks like the potential is greatest after dark.  Streamers and nymphs have been producing well.  Today looks like a great dryfly day with the combination of low wind and cloud cover.  We’ve been seeing a mix of blue quills, quill gordons, olives, and stoneflies (plus the oddball hendrickson in some sections).

 

Definitely bring your blue quill patterns today

Definitely bring your blue quill patterns today

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 805 cfs
41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs
43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 620 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,310 cfs
47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,600 cfs
47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 560 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,238 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 43°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 795 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

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