Delaware River Report / Conditions May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a great day on the water.  The air temperatures stayed pleasant and the clouds stayed around for most of the afternoon.  There seemed to  be fewer hendicksons hatching but the massive amounts of caddis and hendrickson spinners definitely made up for it.  Today should be warmer with some winds that will drop in the afternoon.  There are finally enough leaves on the trees to give some wind protection.  Wading is getting better and better each day as the feeder creeks drop back and the reservoir spills slow down.  If the wind drops in the afternoon do not leave the river early.  We’re seeing quite a few spinners so it’s been worth sticking it out until dark.

Bill with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Bill with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

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 1,450 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,790 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 762 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,490 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,300 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 634 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 602 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 963 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.5%



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