Delaware River Report / Conditions May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 Comments Off by

We are now allowed to guide one client at a time in Pennsylvania.  If you would like a solo guided trip or guided trip with an immediate family member from the same household, send us an email at flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com or call 570-635-5880 and we’ll try to fit you in.

There were a lot of bugs hatching yesterday getting pushed around by the wind.  People still found rising fish and some nice ones were landed.  Blue quills, hendricksons, and olives were the mixed menu.  Some sections had a great mix of light and dark brachycentrus caddis too.  We’ll have more sunshine today with the air temp reaching 51 degrees.  That will feel a lot warmer than yesterday.  Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.  That seems like a lot but it’s a lot less than what we’ve been dealing with for most of the Spring.  Pepacton has stopped spilling so there are a lot of wade opportunities in the Eastern drainage.  The West Branch is still spilling a little but there are spots to wade at 1,300 cfs.  The West and Mainstem are at good floating levels too.

We are following the State’s order and the shop is still closed to walk in business.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:  https://drc-fly-shop.myshopify.com

Curbside pickup is now a shipping option in the online store.

Nicky Bulleit starting his season out right.  Steve Shen photo

Nicky Bulleit starting his season out right. Steve Shen photo

Denis Fay found a few bugs washed into an eddy yesterday

Denis Fay found a few bugs washed into an eddy yesterday

Hatching:
Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

Dark Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill - #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Little Black Caddis –  #16 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Dark Grannom #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus
Apple Caddis #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,110 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,330 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 382 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,760 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 585 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 43°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 617 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

 

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