Delaware River Report / Conditions April 8, 2014

Apr 08, 2014 Comments Off by

Great news- Cannonsville is 97.4 % full!  Another interesting number according to the phone message – The release from Cannonsville is now 1,499 cfs. I’m really glad they’re conserving that 1 cfs.

According to the weatherman we are on a warming trend.  The daytime temps look comfortable and the night time temps are climbing over the next few days.  This should help the water temps climb closer to the magic number of 50 degrees bringing some insect activity.  Add in a little light rain and the conditions are definitely improving!  As the water warms the fish will be more likely to come to the surface to eat the early brown and black stoneflies.  Keep an eye on the slower pools and edges for splashy rises and cover them quick.  Streamers and nymphs should be more productive as the water warms up too.

Brown Head

Brown Head

 

Hatching:

Tiny Black Stoneflies #18 – Capniadae sp.

Early Black and Brown Stoneflies #14 – 16 Taeniopteryx sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,500 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,080 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 586 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,340 cfs @ 40º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,040 cfs @ 39º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,340 cfs @ N/A

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