Delaware River Report / Conditions May 19, 2019

May 19, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday people caught fish on hendricksons, hendrickson spinners, and caddis.  The dry fly fishing was good on some sections with a mix of bugs.  Nymphing produced fish befroe thehhatches started.  It was sunny with light wind making it one of the better spinner days of the year so far.  Today is going to feel more like Summer with the air temp hitting 80 degrees and thunderstorms moving in towards the evening.  Wind should be 5 – 10 mph from the South.  The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls flow has dropped to 800 cfs offering more wade opportunities.  The Upper Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in great shape for wading.

Kevin with a good fish yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Kevin with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

 

Theo with a good one in yesterday's sun.  Sean Tallon photo

Theo with a good one in yesterday’s sun. Sean Tallon 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 1,890 cfs 51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,380 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,170 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,350 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,410 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 803 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,040 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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