Delaware River Report / Conditions May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 Comments Off by

Blanket hendricksons.
There were some caddis and blue quills yesterday but they were overshadowed by a memorable hendrickson hatch that covered some sections the water.  The fish were up and everything was right with the world.  There’s really not much more to say about yesterday.  The flows are dropping back – especially on the East Branch drainage and more water is becoming wadeable. The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, and Neversink are still the best wade bets but keep an eye on the Fishs Eddy gauge over the next few days as flows continue to drop.  Today looks nice with air temperatures in the 50’s, sun mixed with clouds, and winds under 10 mph.

 

Mike with a chunky brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Mike with a chunky brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – Ephemerella subvaria
Blue Quill – #16 – Paraleptophlebia. adaptiva
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 1,870 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,510 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,070 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,860 cfs
47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,010 cfs
48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 782 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 475 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,260 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.6%

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