Delaware River Report / Conditions April 30, 2019

Apr 30, 2019 Comments Off by

It took a little while for things to get going yesterday but once it warmed up the bugs hatched in good numbers and the fish ate. Hendricksons, blue quills, and some caddis were on the menu.  We’re starting to see some spinners a little before dark.  On a warm day they may even fall in the afternoon so look at the rise forms carefully.  April has had some pretty wild weather but we are finishing on a high note.  We’ll be close to 60 degrees today, cloudy, winds of 5 – 10 mph out of the North.  This should be a great day to be on the water.  We had some light rain overnight into this morning but it wasn’t enough to change the flows.  All of the rivers are still dropping slowly.  The Beaverkill bumped slightly and is at 1,100 cfs.  Wading is best on the upper reaches of the Willowemoc and Beaverkill.  The main Beaverkill should be in decent shape in the next day or two.

 

Chris

Chris with a nice one.  Bruce Miller photo

 

Randy

Randy’s fish has been eating well.  Bruce Miller photo

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 2,160 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,800 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,420 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,890 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,520 cfs 46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,100 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,330 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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