Delaware River Report / Conditions May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday was another good day of strong hendrickson hatches.  Again we saw decent numbers of caddis and blue quills but the hendricksons overshadowed them.  We are also beginning to see some March Browns on some sections so things are really looking good for the next few days.  Flows are still dropping back slowly but more water is wadeable each day.  Floating is still the best option the West but the East side and Beaverkill system are beginning to look real good.  Air temperatures will be close to 60 today, winds around 5 mph, and good cloud cover.  Things look really good today.

 

Nick with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Nick with a nice rainbow yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

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 1,670 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,150 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 849 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,600 cfs
47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,110 cfs
49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 695 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 475 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 963 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.4%

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