Delaware River Report / Conditions April 23, 2019

Apr 23, 2019 Comments Off by

The rivers are still dropping slowly.  There is some wading on the small feeder streams now but not on the big rivers.  The West Branch above Cannonsville has dropped to 1,640 cfs.  We should see the streams and spillage flows to slowly subside over the next few days.  We may see some rain towards the weekend but like normal every time we check the forecast it has changed.  Today is going to be beautiful.  We already have some sunshine and the air temp should hit 75 degrees.  There were enough bugs on the West Branch yesterday to get some fish looking up despite the high water.  Mostly blue quills and olives but there are definitely some hendricksons out there.  We’re still starting off with streamers but there are definite dry fly possibilities out there.  It will really get good when the rivers drop a bit more.

 

The Cannonsville spill is beginning to drop

The Cannonsville spill is beginning to drop

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
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 3,060 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,820 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,620 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,880 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,630 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,500 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,640 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 103%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.2%

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