Delaware River Report / Conditions April 3, 2014

Apr 03, 2014 Comments Off by

We missed yesterday’s post- there’s nothing more fun than starting off a new season with computer issues beyond our control!

Overall the fishing is still slow.  While the air temperatures have improved significantly over the last week, the water temps are still a little low to get the fish moving.  That should improve over the next few days as our warming trend continues and the runoff continue to subside.  Right now the river West Branch still has that greenish tint I would describe as “glacial”.  There have been a lot of stoneflies in the afternoons but the fish aren’t really on them yet.  Most of our success has come on smaller streamers fished slowly.

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 Yesterday on the river- photo by Jordan Davenport

Hatching:

Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniadae sp.

Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 Taeniopteryx sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs @ 37º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 675 cfs @ 36º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,030 cfs @ 38º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,310 cfs @ 39º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1920 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 91.8% – 391 CFS release

 

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