Delaware River Report / Conditions April 6, 2013

Apr 06, 2013 Comments Off by

Well the water temps did come up yesterday, and the wind certainly did the same. A very strong down stream wind pushed through starting in the early afternoon, and did not let up until well into the evening. This shut the dry fly fishing down, but we did manage to have some active fish throughout the day taking streamers and (shudder) nymphs. Today we’re looking at a mirror-image of yesterday wind-wise – we have lots of it this morning, and it is supposed to taper off by lunchtime. This could produce some really decent stonefly and caddis dry fly fishing as the water continues to heat up. Ignore other reports claiming to see “tons” of olives – aside from the occasional Baetis and Blue Quill popping, the olives have DEFINITELY not started in earnest. With these rising overnight temps, that will certainly be changing soon!


This would be what the fish are keying in on, so long as the weather cooperates! 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 @ 36º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 477 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 219 cfs @ 38º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 869 cfs @ 39º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,760 cfs @ 41º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 500 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.1% – 218 CFS release


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