Delaware River Report / Conditions May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was cool and wet out there.  There wasn’t heavy rain but it was just heavy enough to soak you.  The cooler water temperatures have slowed the hatching a bit but there were a lot of olives in some sections.  The water temps didn’t climb as high or fast as we’ve seen lately.  It took a while for the fish to react but there were risers later in the afternoon.  Olives were the main hatch with some blue quills and hendricksons mixed in some sections.  Today will be totally different with the air temp going up to 72 degrees.  We’ll have clouds and fog this morning but the sun should poke through in the late afternoon.  Winds will be low around 5 mph.  The flows have dropped a bit and the Beaverkill, upper East Branch, and lower East Branch are looking good for wading.  The West Branch is still running over 1,000 cfs but people are wading it in spots.  The warmer air temps and light wind should make the caddis more active this afternoon.


Bruce braving the rain yesterday.  Photo by Art Bartholomew

Bruce braving the rain yesterday. Photo by Art Bartholomew

Hendrickson  #12 – 14 –  E. subvaria
Blue Quills #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp. (
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,080 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,400 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 521 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,360 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,270 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 616 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,035 cfs  Spill = 56 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 683 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%


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