Delaware River Report / Conditions April 30, 2013

Apr 30, 2013 Comments Off by

A cold, rainy day yesterday brought us the toughest day of the year so far. Cool water and even cooler air stifled the bugs for the majority of the day, with some folks on the West seeing Paraleps but no fish, an others on the Main seeing fish but no bugs! Yeah, definitely one of those kind of days. Today we’re looking at temps in the mid-60s with a bit more sunshine, which is a good thing for water temps, and hopefully bugs. Winds should be fairly calm as well, which was one of the highlights of yesterday also. It sometimes feels like we live on the Great Plains lately with all the breezy days we have been having. The hatch will likely start later in the afternoon, as it will likely take that long for the rivers to warm up a tad.

Samantha Chain holds her FIRST fish on the fly! A West Branch Brown! We tried to tell her how big a deal that is…… Photo by: Proud Papa Paul

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:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 394 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 575 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 242 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 916 cfs @ 50º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,910 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 607 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 97.7% – 401 CFS release


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