Delaware River Report / Conditions May 12, 2018

May 12, 2018 Comments Off by

There was decent hatching yesterday but the wind did not help the fishing.  Hendicksons, caddis, and blue quills made up most of the menu.  There are a lot of different caddis on the water so carry a good array of different sizes and colors.  The apple caddis are so thick on some sections you’ll need to wash your windshield at the end of the day.  The river flows have been falling and there are now more wade opportunities.  Some spots on the Mainstem and West Branch are wadeable and the Beaverkill is down to 670 cfs.  Today is going to be cooler with the air temp peaking in the low 50’s.  We should have rain all day.  The total rainfall may be close to .5″ but it should be spread out over 12 hours.  Wind should be 5 – 10 mph which is a definite improvement over yesterday.


Dean Henry Jr  with a hendrickson eater.  Photo by Dean Henry Sr

Dean Henry Jr with a hendrickson eater. Photo by Dean Henry Sr


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 1,410 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 714 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,520 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,430 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 607 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,035 cfs  Spill = 85 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 733 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%


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