Delaware River Report / Conditions April 5, 2019

Apr 05, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday had a bit more wind than we originally saw in the forecast.  It started of nice in the morning but gusts had to be hitting 20 25 mph by the afternoon.  That made for another day of tough fishing.  Nymphs and streamers were definitively the best methods to try.  We did see some bugs in the air but they were moving by quickly.  We’re going to suffer again today with snow turning into rain before we break into a beautiful weekend. We should hit 56 degrees tomorrow and 61 degrees on Sunday.  The warmer air temps seem to settle in after today.  Keep an eye on the current flows.  Cannonsville is at 99% capacity and the inflow in Walton is 1,000 cfs.

 

We have all of our Hendrickson patterns back in stock.  They'll be here soon enough

We have all of our Hendrickson patterns back in stock. They’ll be here soon enough

Call for Volunteers – UDR Redd Count Dates are Set!
Please join FUDR and our partners to help count Rainbow Trout spawning beds on the Upper Delaware River Tailwater Tributaries on:
Friday, April 12 and/or Saturday April 13
The Spring Redd Count will help the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the PA Fish and Boat Commission generate important data for their 3-year UDR Joint Fisheries Investigation Plan.  Volunteers should come to the Whitetail Fly Shop in Starlight, PA (next to Shehawken boat launch) at 9am on April 12 and/or April 13.  You will be assigned a Team Captain, training, tributary assignments, and travel to the sites.  Bring a lunch/beverages and wading gear. Please RSVP to: bwo@hancock.net

Hatching:
Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

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 817 cfs 37°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs 38°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 470 cfs 38°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 40°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,320 cfs 41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 899 cfs 37°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 774 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 38°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.7%

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