Delaware River Report / Conditions May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013 Comments Off by

Man, windy and cold yesterday – it felt more like a March fishing day than it did May, that much is for sure. It was cool and damp as well, so while there were a few bugs hatching, we had no real reliable reports of decent spinner falls towards evening. Like a typical March / early April day, fishing seemed to shut down right as the water temp peaked for the day, around 5PM or so. Today we are also looking at cooler temperatures, but the wind should mercifully lay down a bit. A “bit” as in 25MPH gusts as opposed to the 35+ we saw in places yesterday. The sun is supposed to show up at some point, which will definitely aid the fishing a little bit, but I am not optimistic about good spinner falls. Water temps should get warm enough to wake the fish up a bit, so they will hopefully be active later in the afternoon.

Good friend of the shopgot an unwanted piercing the other day, which was NOT wind-related, from his fishing partner. Photo by:

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 @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 310 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 318 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs @ 49º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,560 cfs @ 53º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 848 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.4% – 175 CFS release


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