Delaware River Report / Conditions May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 Comments Off by

The hatches seemed to happen a little earlier yesterday and end earlier.  We had a surprise rain in the afternoon but it was light and didn’t do much to the rivers.  There is still a mix of bugs on the water so bring a good selection of spring flies.  There were blue quill and hendrickson spinners over some riffles last night but we ever saw them hit the water.  The Beaverkill has dropped quite a bit overnight and is now under 1,000 cfs.  The lower East Branch and Mainstem are dropping but are still high this morning.  The West Branch is dropping slowly and is 1,000 cfs at Hale Eddy. Today should be close to 76 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.  Light winds 5 – 10 mph from the South.


Leonard with a good rainbow yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

Leonard with a good rainbow yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

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 748 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 691 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,930 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,000 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 997 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 733 cfs  Spill = 40 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 574 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%


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