Delaware River Report / Conditions April 4, 2013

Apr 04, 2013 Comments Off by

Well it looks like the nice weather is coming after all. We’re looking at temps in the 50s today, which is a welcome respite from the mid-20s temps of the last few days. With the DEP cutting our flow now down  to 235 CFS, the water will certainly heat up faster, and the mayflies that have been patiently waiting for warmer water temps will likely be ready to pop in short order. The warmer weather should persist through the weekend, so we should be in for our first good piece of dry fly fishing!

Another Honorable Mention from our contest – Kurt Huhner with a nice Bone on his first day ever of saltwater fishing! Photo: Kurt Huhner

What’s Hatching:

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – #18 – COMING SOON!

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 218 cfs @ 36º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 494 cfs @ 35º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs @ 35º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 877 cfs @ 35º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,920 cfs @ 35º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 459 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.1% – 235 CFS release

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