Delaware River Report / Conditions May 1, 2019

May 01, 2019 Comments Off by

There were Hendricksons, blue quills and caddis hatching yesterday.  The fish were eating them.  The fishing was a little slower than Monday but it was still really good.  There was a decent number of bugs and fish.  You can get spoiled and picky up here. Yesterday’s cooler water temperatures may have held some of the hatching back.  The nice thing about the Spring mayflies is they are hardy.  Once the start hatching the intensity of the hatch will vary day to day but they will keep hatching.  Today looks similar to yesterday with good cloud cover and an air temp in the low to mid 50’s.  Winds will be 12 from the South.  We’re going to warm up a bit beginning tomorrow with some chances of rain over the weekend.  The Beaverkill has dropped below 1,000 cfs so there are places to wade over there.  The main rivers are dropping slowly as the the runoff and spills subside.


Nicky Woodfords 1st appearance of the season.  Steve Shen photo

Nicky Woodford’s first appearance of the season. Steve Shen photo


David with a good one yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

David with a good one yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Tiny Stonefly-  #18- Capniidae spp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,040 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,580 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,220 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,620 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,950 cfs 45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 991 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,200 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%


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