Delaware River Report / Conditions May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 Comments Off by

It looks like the West Branch escaped most of the rain. The color looks fine  right now with some feeders bringing the flow up at Hale Eddy a little.  It does not seem that Cannonsville is spilling yet.  The WB at Walton is 733 cfs.  Yesterday was an interesting weather day with periods of rain and cool temps.  There was a nice hatch of Blue Quills in the afternoon and a few fish were caught on top.  Nymphing was also productive throughout the day.  Today the weatherman is calling for highs in the 60s with winds gusting to 11- not too bad.  This should be a good fishing day and we’ll keep an eye on Cannonsville for spill.

Photo by Jerry Quinn

Photo by Jerry Quinn

 

Hatching:

Light Hendrickson #12 – E. subvaria

Dark Hendrickson #14 – E. Subvaria

Blue Quill #16 – Paralep sp.

Quill Gordon #14 -Epeorus pluralis

Little Black Caddis #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

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 712 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,200 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 702 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,240 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,620 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2020 cfs @ N/A

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