Delaware River Report / Conditions April 8, 2013

Apr 08, 2013 Comments Off by

Another breezy day out on the water yesterday, but there were definitely fish rising the in the lee of the wind, chasing stoneflies and caddis. We also had our first small rush of mayflies when the water temp got up into the low 40s – some small baetis (BWO) and Paraleps (Blue Quills). With water temps starting higher today, and warm weather persisting through the week, we should start to see them all get popping very very soon.

Sometimes you’ll see stoneflies drying their wings upright, like a mayfly. It can fool you at a distance! 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:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 218 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 460 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 216 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 839 cfs @ 43º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,680 cfs @ 44º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 511 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 89.1% – 218 CFS release

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