Delaware River Report / Conditions May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014 Comments Off by

We had great Hendrickson spinner falls last night and most of the system fished very well into dark.  The wind wasn’t bad for a change and the fish were happy and willing to eat on the surface.  Along with the spinners was a healthy mix of #16 Hendrickson duns, olives, and caddis.  The weather looks good today with light winds, overcast, and just a shower or two in the afternoon.  The rivers are still dropping and the water temps are great for fishing.  Wading is still difficult but there is definitely some opportunity on the Beaverkill.  Our flows over the next few days are totally dependent on the predicted rain.  We’ll have to wait and see if the weatherman is correct this time.


Sam showing the results of spinners in the dark.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Sam showing the results of Hendrickson spinners in the dark. Photo by Bob Lewis

Bruce with a classic Delaware rainbow

Bruce with a classic Delaware rainbow


March Brown #10 – 2xl  – S. Vicarium

Gray Fox # 12-2xl – S. Vicarium (formerly fuscum)

Small Dark Hendrickson #16 – E. X

Light Hendrickson #12 – E. subvaria

Dark Hendrickson #14 – E. Subvaria

Apple Caddis #16 – Lt Brachycentrus sp.

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Little Black Caddis #18-20 – Chimarra sp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,340 cfs @ 56º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,670 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,320 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,390 cfs @ 54º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,040 cfs @ 55º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 853 cfs @ N/A


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