Delaware River Report / Conditions April 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019 Comments Off by

It felt like summer on the river yesterday.  Sunshine and warm temps were followed by a couple of unexpected brief showers in the evening.  The showers did not drop enough rain to bump the river flows and all the rivers are still dropping slowly this morning.  There are a lot of bugs out the and fish are rising. Things will definitely improve as the water levels drop.  Most people are fishing streamers early and then looking for risers in the long, slow pools in the afternoons.  It’s going to be cooler today with some wind.  Tomorrow the air temp jumps back up to the high 60’s.

 

Still falling sllowly

Still falling slowly

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 2,670 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,310 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,990 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,840 cfs 44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,940 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,310 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,480 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.9%

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