Delaware River Report / Conditions May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017 No Comments by

Yesterday was another day of mixed caddis and hendricksons on the cooler parts of the system.  Other sections saw good hendrickson spinner falls in the evening.  The wind was not too bad and the warm air temperatures made it feel like July for a bit out there.  The hot weather breaks after today and we’ll drop back to mid to high 60’s for air temps.  The water temperatures on the East Branch drainage have come up quite a bit and that side of the system is getting better and better for wading.  The West Branch held onto the cooler water temperatures due to the higher flows but we are dropping back to more comfortable levels.  People are wading the West Branch and finding success.  The rivers are fishing great and we’re seeing a lot of really nice fish this Spring.

Fred with a really nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Ted Smith

Fred with a really nice brown yesterday. Photo by Ted Smith

Hatching:
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 1,300 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,590 cfs
49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 666 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,370 cfs
57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,300 cfs
52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 568 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 860 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

 

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