Delaware River Report / Conditions April 27, 2019

Apr 27, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was windy with rain.  Fish were caught even on dry flies but overall it was a tough day to be on the water.  The real heavy bands of rain moved in after 6 pm and then river flows started climbing.  The West Branch flow has peaked and has started to fall but we’ll likely see another bump up as the spill increases today.  The West is off color but not totally blown out.  It is fishable from a boat.  It looks like a streamer day.  The inflow at Walton is 2,430 cfs and climbing this morning.

The air temperature will be lower for the next two days peaking in the mid 40’s.  We’ll have some showers and maybe even a little snow between this morning and Monday.  Crazy April weather in the Catskills.  Wading is not an option on any of the main rivers but you may find some wadeable water on the feeder streams or up in the headwaters.  It is safe to float.


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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 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,470 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,850 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,900 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 10,600 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,260 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%


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