Delaware River Report / Conditions May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 Comments Off by

We were hit with two brief but heavy storms yesterday but everything came through fine and the rivers are in good shape this morning.  The West Branch and Beaverkill flows are already dropping back.  The lower East Branch and Mainstem should peak and begin dropping by the afternoon.  Water temperatures are still looking fine.  The hatching was decent yesterday both before and after the evening storm.  Some sections fished better so if you don’t see much happening keep moving after giving a spot a fair chance.  There are a lot of caddis around so keep an eye out for one or two time risers that you can target.  Blue quills, hendricksons , and olives showed in good numbers too.  We have some sun this morning but should see some clouds cover by late afternoon.  There were some hendrickson and blue quill spinners last night so don’t get off the water too early.


Bob Lewis again this week

Bob Lewis again this week

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 1,110 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,560 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 772 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,780 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,730 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 787 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,035 cfs  Spill = 111 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 877 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%


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