Delaware River Report / Conditions May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 Comments Off by

Lots of sun yesterday.  It took a little longer for the bugs to show up.  Apple caddis and hendricksons are still the main hatches with blue quills, little black caddis, olives, and dark grannom caddis in the mix.  Nymphing and swinging wets and pupa are a good bet in the sun until the fish start eating on top.  There are a lot of egg laying caddis in the evening.  Some people are finding fish eat them and others are not.  If you see a lot on the water and no fish rising keep moving until you do find them.
The West Branch at Stilesville finally hit 50 degrees and Hale Eddy is so close peaking at 49.  The West Branch release was cut back to 1,034 cfs and is beginning to look good.  The East Branch at Harvard is dropping slowly and is 714 cfs.  The Beaverkill is a very wade friendly 568 cfs this morning.  Today looks like a much better weather day.   Our sun should give way to clouds and a little rain before noon.  Total precipitation will be around 1/4″  Winds will be around 10 mph but that’s a small price to pay for the clouds and rain.  The long term forecast shows clouds and rain through mid next week.


Bob Lewis with one in the net

Bob Lewis with one in the net

Hendrickson  #12 – 14 –  E. subvaria
Blue Quills #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Quill Gordon #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Early Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,100 cfs 46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,360 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 714 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,500 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,270 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 568 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,034 cfs  Spill = 85 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 882 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%


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