Delaware River Report / Conditions May 1, 2017

May 01, 2017 Comments Off by

The West Branch is now definitely wadeable.  The current release from Cannonsville Reservoir is 292 cfs under the FFMP chart 4D.  This will be the first real opportunity for people to wade the West Branch this Spring.  Water Temperatures look great this morning throughout the system.  The East Branch has also dropped with the flow at Downsville 109 cfs.  We should see the water below the dams drop for most of the day.  We should see a little over 1/4″ of rain fall in the early evening.  Yesterday was an interesting mix of dry, nymph, and streamer fishing.  There was no perfect answer and your method depended on where you were fishing.  Fish were landed throughout the system so be flexible and carry every fly you own.

 

Andrea finishing off April with a good one.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Andrea finishing off April with a good one. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – Ephemerella subvaria
Blue Quill – #16 – Paraleptophlebia. adaptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 287 cfs
42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 682 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 396 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs
50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,820 cfs
50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 448 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 292 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 674 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.7%

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