Delaware River Report / Conditions May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 Comments Off by

Today is going to be another beautiful day on the water.  The air temp will hit the high 60’s with some clouds rolling in during the afternoon.  Wind will be from the East 5 – 10 mph.  Yesterday was good.  We’re still seeing a mix of hendricksons and blue quills and lots of caddis.  The spinner fishing is picking up so definitely have # 14 and #16 rusty spinners handy.  Some march browns are showing up here and there so the hatches seem a bit jumbled but are progressing well.  The river flows are dropping slowly as the runoff subsides.  The release from Cannonsville is 1,112 cfs.

Hugo with a nice brown this week.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Hugo with a nice brown this week. Photo by Jared Makowski

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.  It sounds like we will be able to let in a limited number of customers at a time beginning Friday May 22nd. We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:

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

Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

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 1,140 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,590 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 648 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,660 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,810 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 643 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,112 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 804 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%



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