Delaware River Report / Conditions April 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019 Comments Off by

There were some fish rising yesterday but the wind didn’t do us any favors.   Streamers were the best bet along with nymphing slow edges.  Wading is still not an option on the big rivers but the Beaverkill is getting low enough that it’s a possibility in spots.  We’d like to see it drop a couple hundred cfs more to come into it’s own.  Today looks like a great fay to be on the water.  We already have some sunshine and the air temp will be 10 degrees warmer than yesterday peaking around 65.  The real treat is the wind should only be 5 – 10 mph.  We’re going to get 1/4″ of rain overnight but that shouldn’t start until after dark.  There is some rain coming tomorrow but the precipitation totals change every time we look.  Hopefully they are scattered storms that hit a few miles away from us.

 

Vito with a nice fish yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Vito with a nice fish yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

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 2,350 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,840 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,510 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,930 cfs 45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,450 cfs 45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,020 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,200 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.6%

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