Delaware River Report / Conditions April 21, 2015

Apr 21, 2015 Comments Off by

We received the rain we were hoping for to fill the reservoirs. Hale Eddy has jumped to 1,190 this morning with a little color. The feeders are pushing in the color, but as of right now the West Branch is definitely clear enough to fish. Yesterday was another nymph day with a little streamer action. We are still relying on stoneflies and little black caddis for sporadic dry fly action but the hendrickson and blue quill nymphs are getting more active and look mature. It won’t be long before we see the upright wings on the surface. Cannonsville is at 97.3% capacity with an inflow from the WB at Walton of 1,100 cfs.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock peaked around 55 degrees yesterday and is starting off at 48 degrees this morning.

Kevan holding Clere's rainbow.

Kevan holding Clere’s rainbow.

 

Hatching:

Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Dark Chimarra sp.

Little Black Stoneflies #14 – 18 – Capnidae sp. and Taeniopteryx sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 96 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,190 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 310 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,840 cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,910 cfs @ 48º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,580 cfs @ N/A

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