Delaware River Report / Conditions April 29, 2019

Apr 29, 2019 Comments Off by

The rain was light but pretty steady for most of yesterday.  And the bugs hatched again in the afternoon.  Overall the people who braved the weather were rewarded. Streamers worked but a lot of fish were caught on top in the afternoon.   Hendricksons, blue Quills, and a few Quill Gordons were hatching.  You will see some little black caddis and stoneflies but most of the fish seem to be looking for the mayflies.  Many others of us were waiting for the much, much nicer weather today will bring.  Today will reach the mid 50’s, sunshine, with winds around 5 mph.  Hopefully we’ve seen the last of the frost and snow.  The long range shows pretty nice temperatures coming our way.  The main rivers are still too high to wade but some up the upper reaches of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc should be fine.  The flows are dropping slowly due to yesterdays rain but are headed in the right direction.

 

Mark

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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 2,270 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,000 cfs 42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,560 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,380 cfs 42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,660 cfs 43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,270 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,540 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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