Delaware River Report / Conditions May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019 Comments Off by

We’re still seeing hendricksons, blue quills, and a handful of march browns.  There are a few species of caddis out there too so definitely have your caddis box handy.   The sun actually came out yesterday and fish were landed on dry flies and nymphs.  We did get some afternoon rain that came through quick but not enough fell to really affect the flows.  Cannonsville and Pepacton Reservoirs are both spilling again.  Wading is tough on the main rivers but people are finding a few spots to get out far enough to catch some fish.  Just use your judgement and be careful.  The Beaverkill is dropping so you should definitely be able to find wadeable water in the upper stretches of that system.  Today looks beautiful with air temps hitting the mid 60’s, afternoon sunshine, and winds under 10 mph.


Eric with a good fish yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Eric with a good fish yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

Leonard with a good one during the afternoon shower.  Bruce MIller photo

Leonard with a good one during the afternoon shower. Bruce Miller photo

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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 1,940 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,890 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,610 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,400 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,580 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,270 cfs 48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,770 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.7%


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