Delaware River Report / Conditions May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday fished very well with hendricksons through most of the day.  We had some spinners mixed in with the duns in the afternoon.  Some people never had to leave their spot to find more fish.  We had a few showers pass through in the afternoon and overnight but the rivers look good this morning and are still dropping back.  There were some caddis out there and still some blue quills but the hendricksons seemed to be the bug of choice for the surface feeders.  We’ll be in the high 50’s today with some wind but the bugs should come and the fish will rise along the banks and protected areas.  We start a warming trend tomorrow that will make it feel like summer out there.


Art with a really healthy dry fly eater yesterday.  Photo by Al Caucci

Art with a really healthy dry fly eater yesterday. Photo by Al Caucci

Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – Ephemerella subvaria
Hendrickson – #16 – Ephemerella X
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 1,410 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 915 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,800 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,150 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 842 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 470 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%


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