Delaware River Report / Conditions April 3, 2013

Apr 03, 2013 Comments Off by

Well needless to say, it was a COLD one out there yesterday. Absolutely frigid, and I didn’t even see a spin fisherman out and testing the waters. The high winds and cold kept the bugs off the water, and the water temps suppressed. The overnight lows also pushed those temps down, and we’re starting at about 35F in every part of the river. Today is looking just as chilly as yesterday, with just slightly less wind. If we make it to tomorrow, we should be in store for some excellent weather, and hopefully our first good long stretch of dry-fly fishing!

Although he was late to the photo contest, Eunan Hendron sent us this shot of an AMAZING salmon fly he tied called the Rosy Dawn. Photo: Eunan Hendron

What’s Hatching:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – #18 – COMING SOON!

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 259 cfs @ 36º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs @ 35º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 256 cfs @ 35º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs @ 35º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,220 cfs @ 35º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 527 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Leve & Release 89.0% – 250 CFS release

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