Delaware River Report / Conditions April 5, 2014

Apr 05, 2014 Comments Off by

We wanted a cool wet April and that is what we had yesterday- bone chilling and damp.  Today should be 45 degrees, partly sunny with brief showers.  The last of the runoff and rain is keeping the rivers filled and the Cannonsville level is still slowly rising.  Those are tow encouraging signs for this season.  The water temps are still low for any meaningful dryfly activity so you best opportunities will come from fishing smaller streamers slowly and nymphing above some of the feeder creeks.  The sun is popping out this morning and it looks like a nice early Spring day overall.


 restocking hendrickson comparaduns – photo by Jordan Davenport


Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniadae sp.

Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 Taeniopteryx sp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 388 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,220 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 736 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,880 cfs @ 38º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,690 cfs @ 38º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1790 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 94.2% – 391 CFS release


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