Delaware River Report / Conditions May 11, 2019

May 11, 2019 Comments Off by

Overall yesterday turned out to be a nice day.  We had a mix of sun and clouds with light wind and it definitely hit 70 degrees.  There was a heavy but brief rainstorm in the afternoon but things went right back to normal after it passed through.  Caddis, olives, hendricksons, and blue quill spinners were around.  We’re also starting to see some March Browns on some river sections.  Today’s forecast looks nice with a partly cloudy sky, wind 5 – 10 mph out of the North, and an air temp around 60 degrees.  It’s breezy and cool this morning but if Wunderground is correct it should calm down a bit over the next few hours.  The flows bumped up slightly from the rain but not enough to be noticeable on most rivers.  Cannonsville and Pepacton Reservoirs have both stopped spilling and the freestone stream flows should keep dropping slowly as the runoff subsides

 

Bob Lewis releasing a good fish

Bob Lewis releasing a good fish

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
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 1,570 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,980 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,160 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 766 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 795 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%

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