Delaware River Report / Conditions May 12, 2013

May 12, 2013 Comments Off by

Happy Mother’s Day! Yesterday was definitely interesting on many levels, with rain throughout the day, heavy at times on the West, but barely bringing us up, while the East jumped dramatically after dark. Both fished fairly well, although the activity was spotty throughout the day, a likely result of all the crazy air pressure changes we were experiencing. People were still seeing some Blue Quills (Paraleps) as well as Hendrickson spinners and even some Baetis thrown in for good measure. Today the air temps drop, and we are expecting a bit more wind as well, with the possibility of some afternoon showers or thunderstorms. If the cloud cover stays, expect a pretty decent day on the West, and likely the Main as well once it begins to clear.


Mike Philipe stands a bit off center in this pic of a nice Brown taken between showers! Photo: Mark Li

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Brachycentrus species – Apple Green Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED, Pink Lady – #14 – Getting Started

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Waning, spinners still around

Current Flow Conditions:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 174 cfs @ 42º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 348 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 337 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,130 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,370 cfs @ 58º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,260 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.4% – 175 CFS release


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