Delaware River Report / Conditions May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017 Comments Off by

Most of the rain seemed to miss us yesterday and we had a light steady rain all day.  It seemed like the perfect Spring fishing day.  The flows did rise throughout the system overnight but are dropping now.  The East Branch drainage came up the most but is running clear under the Rte 97 Bridge in Hancock this morning.  The West Branch looks good and is slowly dropping now.  The Beaverkill and Upper East are going to be tougher to wade today so keep driving upstream to the Willowemoc.  We had decent hatches of hendricksons on some sections while others saw a smattering of march browns.  We may see a few additional showers today.

 

Steve with a healthy brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Steve with a healthy 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 1,320 cfs
52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,890 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 927 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,950 cfs
49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,340 cfs
50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,010 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 470 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,470 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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