Delaware River Report / Conditions April 7, 2019

Apr 07, 2019 Comments Off by

We saw a really nice hatch of olives yesterday afternoon but the fish seemed not to care.  The water temps were still a little low for good dry fly action.  We did see some fish cruising the dead water and eddys eating.  Streamers worked better better.  Still tough fishing but we did have some success throwing a few different patterns.    There were some stoneflies and little black caddis around but definitely more olives than anything else.  Today looks much warmer so we’re hoping the water temps climb enough to get the fish looking up.  We love today’s forecast.  66 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the south.  The sun should help warm the water up quicker.  All of the river flows are up a bit this morning but are starting off a couple of degrees warmer.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 874 cfs.


Mark and Kevin found some nice fish yesterday

Mark and Kevin found some nice fish yesterday

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:

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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 915 cfs 38°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs 39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 546 cfs 40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 41°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,470 cfs 40°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,030 cfs 39°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 874 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 39°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,120 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%


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