Delaware River Report / Conditions May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 No Comments by

The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been dropped back to 700 cfs.  We had a few periods of heavy rain yesterday but most of it seemed to slide Northwest of us. We did see a little color on the West Branch but not enough to ruin the fishing.  We ‘re looking fine out front this morning.  The West Branch flow should drop back a bit as the runoff subsides.  The Beaverkill and East Branch flows both came up quite a bit with the rain.  They are dropping back down this morning.  The Mainstem at Lordville flow is still climbing as the East Branch water moves through.  It should peak and begin to drop this afternoon.There were bugs both before and after the storms.  The wind made fishing tough at times but there were some breaks.  Hendricksons, blue quills, olives, and whole bunch of different caddis species are out there.  And keep your March Brown patterns handy.  Today will be a little cooler, partly cloudy, with a few showers late.  The weekend loos great with clouds and some light rain here and there.

 

Eric with a nice one yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Eric with a nice one yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
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 741 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,060 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 622 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,480 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,120 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,530 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 733 cfs  Spill = 28 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 723 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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