Delaware River Report / Conditions April 8, 2019

Apr 08, 2019 No Comments by

We had a bit more wind and cloud cover than was in the forecast but overall yesterday was a great day to be on the water.  Nymphing worked early but we eventually found some steady rising fish in the afternoon.  Olives, stoneflies, and little black caddis.  We saw more caddis on the water where we were fishing but the fish didn’t seem picky on pattern.  The rivers are starting off warmer today which hopefully pushes the bugs a little earlier.  We should hit 70 degrees today with good cloud cover.  There may be a stray shower or two but no real amount of precip is expected to fall.  The  flow at Stilesville has gone up slightly and is 929 cfs this morning.  The flows are up throughout the system with some runoff and a light overnight rain.  Right now there is wadeable water.  Pick your spot and you will be fine.  Water temps are looking really great.  Hard to believe is only the beginning of April.

 

Jeremy with a dry fly brown yesterday

Jeremy with a dry fly brown yesterday

Hatching:
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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

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 929 cfs 39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 675 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,030 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,490 cfs 46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,190 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 874 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 993 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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