Delaware River Report / Conditions May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday turned out to be a pretty decent day with bugs, fish, and good weather.  People saw good flushes of hendricksons and blue quills followed by some a few spinners in the evening.  Different river sections saw different action but it seemed like everyone we spoke to found something.  We had a shower or two overnight but there hasn’t been enough to change the river flows.  The lower water has made wading an option – especially on the Beaverkill.  There are people wading all of the rivers in spots.  It depends on your comfort level.  The weather reports have been changing every time we look but right now it looks like we’ll have a steady rain for most of the day with over 1/2″ falling.  If it really comes over the course of 8 – 10 hours that’s not so bad.  If the flows change dramatically we’ll update this post.  Wind will be out of the East 8 – 10 mph with the air temp staying in the 40’s.



Jackie spent some time nymphing yesterday

Richard and Bruce yesterday.  Photo by Tamar

Richard and Bruce yesterday. Photo by Tamar

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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 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,840 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 817 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,840 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,920 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 629 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%


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