Delaware River Report / Conditions April 6, 2019

Apr 06, 2019 Comments Off by

We did get some rain mixed with snow yesterday.  The plows were out early.  The snow stuck in the grass but overall the roads stayed fine and a few people were out fishing.  Hopefully the last of that is behind us .  The air temp should reach 55 degrees today with a mostly cloudy sky.  The wind should peak around 9 mph.  The West Branch look good this morning and the flow of 1,110 cfs at Hale Eddy looks steady on the graph.  The rest of the rivers are dropping slowly as the runoff slowly subsides.It may take the rivers a while to warm up but it seems like a great day to be on the water.  Nymphs and streamers to start off the day.  Keep a lookout for risers in the afternoon once the water temps begin to climb.  We’ve seen enough surface activity to keep it interesting but the wind has been tough to deal with so far this Spring.

 

West Branch above Cannonsville.  We may begin to spill a little soon

West Branch above Cannonsville. We may begin to spill a little soon

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 1,110 cfs 38°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 461 cfs 38°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,630 cfs 37°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,250 cfs 37°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 848 cfs 36°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 774 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 37°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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