Delaware River Report / Conditions April 26, 2019

Apr 26, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a good combination of bugs, weather, and reasonable water levels for the fish.  The fish seemed to be happy eating off the surface with the dropping flows and light winds.  People caught fish on streamers, nymphs, and dry flies.  It was nice to hear the success stories all around last night.  Blue Quills, little black caddis, and some hendricksons made up most of the food.  Change up your streamer colors if you’re not moving fish.  The fish seem to change their mind on what they want every day.  We had some rain overnight but so far the rivers are still dropping.  The Beaverkill has dropped down to 882 cfs this morning- great news for the waders.  We have more rain in the forecast today and tonight.  The exact amount keeps changing but right now they have decreased the forecasted amount to .75″ which is way better than they were calling for yesterday.  If any flows change drastically we’ll do a mid day update.

 

 

Mike with a good one yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Mike with a good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Vito and Mike with a double yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Vito and Mike with a double yesterday. Steve Shen photo

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 2,100 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,520 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,220 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,440 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,430 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 882 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,050 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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