Delaware River Report / Conditions April 24, 2013

Apr 24, 2013 Comments Off by

What a day yesterday! For real, that’s not just fly-shop sunshine and rainbows talk. We had four boats out yesterday, and everyone had good, consistent rising fish (big ones at times!) taking Hendricksons, Blue Quills, and Baetis, right up until dark. The wind did add some difficultly at times, and there were sections of the river that were pretty devoid of activity, but overall it was a spectacular day for most out there. Today, we have thunderstorms in the forecast which keep changing in both duration, precipitation amount, as well as timing. So I guess it is just a good day to pack your rain coat and be ready. Air temperatures are going to hover in the high 60s with some humidity, which bodes very very well for insect activity throughout the day.

Joe Hodikowski holds a BIG West Branch Brown caught on top yesterday afternoon. Photo: Steve Shen

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 394 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 721 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 378 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs @ 46º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,920 cfs @ 48º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 894 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.0% – 401 CFS release


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