Delaware River Report / Conditions May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 Comments Off by

The bugs were back yesterday with people finding good numbers of hendricksons, blue quills, olives, and caddis.  The sun was out and it was actually hot out there for a while.  The sunshine did push the water temperatures up and they are starting off a little higher this morning.  The flows are dropping throughout the system.  The East Branch, Beaverkill, and parts of the Mainstem are the easiest to wade but people are finding their way out on the West Branch.  The air temp will be in the high 70’s today with some afternoon thunderstorms.  It’s always tough to tell if the thunderstorms will hit us or slide a bit north.  We’ll do an afternoon update if conditions change.


Larry fighting a fish yesterday.  Photo by Art Bartholomew

Larry fighting a fish 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 1,050 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 456 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,040 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,035 cfs  Spill = 20 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 590 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%


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