Delaware River Report / Conditions May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017 Comments Off by

The hendricksons hatched and the wind blew.  There were fish eating and they were friendly if you could get the fly to them.  All in all not a bad day on the Delaware given the conditions.  The water levels continue to drop and more wading opportunities are opening up.  We are now in a warming spell with air temperatures approaching 70 today with some wind (but less than yesterday).  March browns are moving up the system and hopefully the caddis become more active in the sunshine.

Theo found a good one on top yesterday

Theo found a good one on top yesterday

Hatching:
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 1,430 cfs
51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,810 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 854 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,620 cfs
49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,710 cfs
50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 715 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 470 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.5%

 

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