Delaware River Report / Conditions May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 Comments Off by

Yesterday we saw a lot of caddis, a few hendricksons, and a few hendrickson spinners.  Other river sections are seeing caddis and the start of the march browns.  The wind was not helpful at times but the fish were up and would eat.  Overall it was a nice day on the river with decent fishing. Hard to complain about that. Today looks like a similar weather day with a little more sunshine.  The air temp will hit 68 degrees with wind 10 – 15 from the East.  The release from Cannonsville has been dropped slightly to 872 cfs.

Our lodging is now open.  Our fly shop will open to walk in business Friday morning at 8 am.  It will be limited to two customers at a time and masks are required.  We will wipe down the shop before the next customers come inside.  We are following CDC cleaning guidelines for both the rooms and the shop.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store: 

Curbside pickup is still a shipping option in the online store if you would rather not come inside.

We are now allowed to guide one client at a time in Pennsylvania, two anglers in NYS. If you would like guided trip send us an email at or call 570-635-5880 and we’ll try to fit you in.



Tim with a good one this week.  Peter Glynn photo

Tim with a good one this week. Peter Glynn photo

Nicky Bulleit wheeled back into town yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Nicky Bulleit wheeled back into town yesterday. Steve Shen photo

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

Dark Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis –  #16 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – 10 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (formerly S. vicarium)
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 915 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 479 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,150 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 572 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 872 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 720 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%



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