Delaware River Report / Conditions April 8, 2020

Apr 08, 2020 Comments Off by

It’s okay to fish locally.  It’s not okay to travel long distances to fish.  So stay local for now.

We are following the State’s order and are closed right now.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:  Our flies are stocked and we will be adding new products over the next few weeks.  Hopefully this all passes soon.

Let’s keep this going.  Since everyone should be fishing local to their homes send us pictures of your locally caught fish and we’ll put them here on the blog.  Even chubs would be cool.  Email them to

Today’s selection of fish:


John with a 19" local brown

John with a 19″ local brown

Laurence with a good brown from West Chester

Peppas with a nice wild brown on a prince

The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,064 cfs.  That’s an interesting number.  A lot of people would have added one more cfs to round it to 1,065 cfs.  Not NYC DEP.  The flows on the East Branch also bumped up a bit so check the gauges for the latest flows if you’re up there.  Today will be warm again with the air temp reaching the high 50’s.  We’ll see a good mix of clouds and sun with 10 – 15 mph wind from the North.  We’ll see some cold weather moving in over the weekend but we should warm back up next week.

Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidaie sp.
Little Brown and Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill - #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Little Black Caddis –  #16 – 20 – Chimarra sp.


Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,060 cfs 40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,400 cfs 42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 557 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,300 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,710 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 585 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,064 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 767 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.7%



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