Delaware River Report / Conditions May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020 Comments Off by

The river flows have dropped since yesterday morning but are still running a bit high.  By mid afternoon yesterday the clarity had really improved and there were fish eating on top in places.  Hendricksons, blue quills, and caddis were on the water.  We also saw some hendrickson and blue quill spinners in the evening.  The air temp will hit 68 degrees today with south wind 5 – 10 mph.  We should see some clouds move in with a slight chance of rain.  Rain accumulation should be negligible.  It looks like we have a nice week coming up.  The best wade opportunities are over on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.  The flows on the East and West should continue to drop slowly as the runoff in the feeder creeks subside.  The release from Cannonsville is 1,499 cfs.

We are now allowed to guide one client at a time in Pennsylvania.  If you would like a solo guided trip or guided trip with an immediate family member from the same household, send us an email at or call 570-635-5880 and we’ll try to fit you in.  Our lodging is now open.

We are following the State’s order and the shop is still closed to walk in business.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:

Curbside pickup is now a shipping option in the online store.

Kurt with a good brown yesterday.  Jared Makowski photo

Kurt with a good brown yesterday. Jared Makowski photo

Chris landed this one yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Chris landed this one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

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Dark Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill - #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Little Black Caddis –  #16 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Dark Grannom #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus
Apple Caddis #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,550 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,100 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,270 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,760 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 782 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 886 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.5%



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