Delaware River Report / Conditions April 4, 2019

Apr 04, 2019 Comments Off by

The wind made yesterday tough.  It really was blowing 20 to 30 mph for a while.  A few people braved the wind.  There were a couple breaks of calm in the afternoon but overall it was a nymphing wet fly day.  Today looks totally different with winds around 7 mph this morning bumping up a bit in the afternoon.  We should see more sunshine with a high air temp around 45 degrees.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 774 cfs.  Cannonsville Reservoir is at 98.8% capacity with 1,230 cfs flowing in from Walton.  The weather reports for tomorrow are all over the place.  We should see somewhere between 1 – 3″ of rain with maybe a few snowflakes mixed in.  Then we head right into a beautiful weekend with air temps in the low 60’s with no precipitation.

 

Chimarras are starting to hatch making wet flies a good choice

Chimarra caddis are starting to hatch making wet flies a good choice to mimic the pupa

Hatching:
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Tiny Stonefly-  #18- Capniidae spp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (light hatching)
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 803 cfs 37°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,160 cfs 39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 465 cfs 39°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs 41°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,410 cfs 42°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,080 cfs 38°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 774 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 38°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,230 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.4%

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