Delaware River Report / Conditions May 3, 2017

May 03, 2017 Comments Off by

Power is back on in Starlight.  Electric lights, water, computers, and river updates are up and running again.  That was quite a storm Monday night.  The West Branch weathered the storm best and was fishable with streamers yesterday.  The color in the West Branch looked decent by late afternoon and is not bad at all this morning.   There were some hendricksons and blue quills on the West Branch with a few fish eating them very sporadically- very sporadically.  Streamers were definitely the ticket yesterday.  We should see the hatching improve and the fish get happier as the water drops and clears even more.  The hatching on Monday before the storm was really incredible to see on some sections.  It sounded like most of the system had decent bugs and rising fish.  Hopefully the bugs pick right back up as we drop back to normal flows.  Both Cannonsville and Pepacton are spilling again.  We’re going to have some wind to deal with this afternoon but it looks like clouds and no rain today.

 

George with a nice fish Monday before the rain

George with a nice fish Monday before the rain

Hatching:
Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – Ephemerella subvaria
Blue Quill – #16 – Paraleptophlebia. adaptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,710 cfs
46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,650 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4,740 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 7,480 cfs
46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 13,000 cfs
51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,880 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 475 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,740 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.2%

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