Delaware River Report / Conditions April 29, 2013

Apr 29, 2013 Comments Off by

It was definitely a crazy day out there on the river yesterday. Without a doubt, it was the busiest I have seen it in my 10+ years around here. Although there were a ton of boats and waders, the fishing was still pretty dang good – folks found good pods of rising fish throughout the system. It was tough at times, but definitely not impossible! Today we’re expecting a hint of rain, with clouds throughout. Needless to say perfect BWO weather! We’ll see what materializes, but you’ll definitely find me out there after the shop closes at 6!

Peter Ahlberg holds a beauty of a fish! Photo: Kevan Smaracko

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Brachycentrus species – Apple Green Caddis – #16 & #18

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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 394 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 585 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 795 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,890 cfs @ 54º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.3% – 401 CFS release

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