Delaware River Report / Conditions May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday a great potential but the wind was absolutely terrible.  There were bugs on the water but the wind made nymphing the best choice for most of the day.  It did settle down late and a few fish were landed on dries.  There were some hendricksons on the water but the caddis mostly stayed in the bushes.  Today looks like a much better day to be on the water.  We should see sunshine, an air temp of 71 degrees, and winds under 10 mph.  There have been a lot of hendrickson spinners around lately and this looks like a great day for a fall.  The best wading is still on the Beaverkill / Willowemoc.


Jim beat the wind yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Jim beat the wind yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,290 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,820 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 835 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,900 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,000 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%


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