Delaware River Report / Conditions May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 No Comments by

Yesterday was a good day to be on the river.  Sunny and warm.  The caddis were out and there were some hendricksons and blue quills hatching in the afternoon.  The bright sun kept some of the risers sporadic but it picked up as the sun dropped behind the hills.  We are seeing some hendrickson spinners hitting the water in the evening.  The apple caddis showed up in good numbers on some river sections offering some opportunities earlier in the day.  Nymphing and swinging wets has also payed off.  The wind played havoc with the hatches at times but overall the fish were happy.  Today looks even better with a few more clouds, a light shower, and winds 5 – 10 from the West.

 

Doug with a brown in the sunshine.  Steve Shen photo

Doug with a brown in the sunshine. Steve Shen photo

Eric with a really dark fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Eric with a really dark fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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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 2,040 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,760 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,550 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,400 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,700 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,020 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.7%

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