Delaware River Report / Conditions May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 Comments Off by

There were bugs hatching and fish eating on top yesterday.  We mostly saw hendricksons and blue quills with a few caddis mixed in.  There were periods of light rain and it was cool but we never had any heavy precip fall yesterday.  Plus there was no wind.  The river flows are pretty much where we started of yesterday so fishing from a boat is definitely the way to go.  The Beaverkill flow is dropping quickly and will offer some wade opportunities first.  It’s still running high today though so if you want to wade explore the headwaters and small feeder streams.  The air temps should get back to normal today with a high of 60 degrees.  We may actually see the sun today in the late afternoon.  Wind from the north around 10 mph.  We still have some color in the water but it’s definitely better than yesterday and is fishable.

 

The Beaverkill flows are dropping quick- hopefully the rain is done

The Beaverkill flows are dropping quick- hopefully the rain is done

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,650 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,970 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,410 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,790 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,810 cfs 46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,640 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,250 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.7%

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