Delaware River Report / Conditions May 13, 2017

May 13, 2017 Comments Off by

We’ve been watching the weather closely over the last few days and the forecast has been all over the place.  The latest forecast this morning is .4″ or less of rain today.  That’s way better than some of the earlier reports.  Winds look light at 7 mph too.  If the rain spreads out over a long period it shouldn’t be an issue.  If things change we’ll post a mid-day update.
We’re still seeing decent hendricksons in sections. We are seeing some of the X hendricksons in #16.  Decent #16 fishing can’t be too far behind so definitely add those to your box.  There are March browns on some sections offering some good big bug fishing.  The East Branch drainage looks good for wading with the flows at both Cooks Falls (Beaverkill) and  Harvard (East Branch) dropping below 600 cfs.  Water temperatures look good with most of the system starting off around 50 degrees this morning.

 

Mr T with a hefty brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Mr T with a hefty brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – Ephemerella subvaria
Blue Quill – #16 – Paraleptophlebia. adaptiva
March Brown – #10 -2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Brachycentrus spp.
Apple Green Caddis #16 – 20 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,270 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 561 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,290 cfs
53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,850 cfs
53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 581 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 475 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 764 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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