Delaware River Report / Conditions Cinco de Mayo, 2013

May 05, 2013 Comments Off by

Another western bluebird day out on the river yesterday, mercifully with a whole lot less wind. Rising fish weren’t terribly easy to find, but those who were persistent had their hard word rewarded in spades. Fish were taken on the West Branch with everything from caddis to Hendricksons. In many instances, it was fish-to-fish as far as what was being eaten, so it definitely kept everyone on their toes. The big news is that down river we’re seeing March Browns start to make an appearance, so the hatch should be headed upstream over the next few days. Expect continued spinner falls over the next few as well, as we are expecting more clear, calm days and nights.

Mike Tiguiam holds a great Main Stem Brown from yesterday in the bright sun! Photo: Jeff White

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Brachycentrus species – Apple Green Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Still very fishable!

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 238 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 337 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs @ 53º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 506 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,230 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 342 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 99.1% – 224 CFS release


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