Delaware River Report / Conditions May 2, 2019

May 02, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s wind gusts were a bit higher than we originally saw in the forecast but the bugs hatched and the fish were happy.  There were some calmer periods that fished well and a few times the wind gusts made things diffcult.  Hendricksons and blue quills made up most of the menu.  If Wunderground’s forecast is even close to correct today should be really good.  The air temp should hit 70 degrees, cloud cover, .01″ of rain, and wind 5 mph from the North.  That great a forecast gives them a huge margin of error to work with and still have great weather out there.  The Beaverkill flow at Cooks Falls is 888 cfs and still falling.  There is water that works well for waders at these levels.  A few people are even getting out in some spots on the West Branch and Upper Mainstem.


Randy and Bruce with a good fish to start off May

Randy and Bruce with a good fish to start off May

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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Tiny Stonefly-  #18- Capniidae spp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,890 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,360 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,040 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,330 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,320 cfs 46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 888 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,060 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.4%


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