Delaware River Report / Conditions April 9, 2014

Apr 09, 2014 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a classic spring mix of periods of sun, then wind, then rain, then back to sun.  The weather really improves Thursday and lasts through the weekend with air temps in the 60s every day.  Cannonsville is at 97.8% capacity and they are releasing 1499 cfs (FFMP table 4G for those of you that follow the plan).  I’d rather see spill right now and a flush of alewife protein for the trout!  Nymphing is a tougher with the higher flows so I’d start with streamers fished slow and keep an eye out in the tailouts and edges for fish eating stoneflies.  We’re keeping an eye out for the early olives and blue quills.  The water temps need to come up just a few more degrees.

 

Everyone is looking for fish

Everyone is looking for fish

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 2,050 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 606 cfs @ 39º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,970 cfs @ 40º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,540 cfs @ 39º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,060 cfs @ N/A

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