Delaware River Report / Conditions April 22, 2013

Apr 22, 2013 Comments Off by

They’re Heeee-rreee! Hendricksons are out on the West Branch, and the fish were definitely chomping down on them yesterday. The wind was stiffer than expected, so the activity was patchy up and downstream, but those who ran into in had fantastic days. Things can only get better as the hatch progresses and increases to over on the East and Main as well, now they that are both dropping and clearing. This is where I would normally talk about today’s weather/wind situation, but one customer has informed me that anytime I mention a calmer, milder day ahead, the opposite seems to happen, making me the jinx in the situation. So, I will be indirect and more general and just say the weather just keeps looking better!

Steve Shen (right)holds a BRUTE of a 22″ Brown caught by George Fielding yesterday afternoon on the lower West Branch. Photo: Christine Fielding

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

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

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

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 221 cfs @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 632 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 429 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,880 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,480 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,220 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 95.9% – 200 CFS release



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