Delaware River Report / Conditions April 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013 Comments Off by

Well, that was an interesting Wednesday. Between the wind being 7 hours late, and the NYC DEP sudddenly shutting the dam off, it was more than a bit stressful. First, the release was dropped to 0 CFS (yes, you read that right) yesterday to allow NYC to make a repair to an outflow pipe. This was done with basically NO notice (shocking, right?), but fortunatley only took a handful of hours to correct, so we are back to a 396 release at this point. We will see how it affects the fish up that direction. Otherwise, it was a pretty decent day of fishing out on the West Branch, with Caddis being the preferred food of the day. Today the winds are “supposed” to lay down, so it should only get better. Let’s just hope the Main and East are being a bit more cooperative today!

Rich Bauer holds a nice fish from his float on Tuesday. 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 @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 715 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 366 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs @ 49º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,380 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 814 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.5% – 401 CFS release


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