Delaware River Report / Conditions April 5, 2013

Apr 05, 2013 Comments Off by

Yesterday was it – our first day of decent pods of rising fish. As soon as the water temperature rose above 40, the stoneflies and caddis were out, and the fish were on them. Primarily, they were eating the stoneflies, but they would take a charcoal caddis pattern as well. I love it when they are dumb like this. It doesn’t last too long! If you look at the chart below, you can see we are starting MUCH warmer that we did yesterday, so the feeding period should start earlier and last considerably longer. With air temps predicted in the 50s as well, it should be a wonderful day to be out on the river!

There were plenty of these guys flitting around yesterday! A Chimarra caddis. Photo: Bart Larmouth

What’s Hatching:

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – #18 – COMING SOON!

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 218 cfs @ 37º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 490 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 861 cfs @ 39º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,810 cfs @ 39º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 470 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.1% – 218 CFS release


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