Delaware River Report / Conditions May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020 Comments Off by

Yesterday we saw mid day fish slashing caddis and olives in the broken water despite the sunshine poling through the clouds.  A few hendrickson and march browns are out there plus the hendrickson spinners.  Nymphing worked well throughout the day. The flows didn’t bump much from the rain.  The West Branch above the reservoir is the only river that came up so everything is starting off about he same as yesterday. We may see a few more showers this morning with another 1/4″.  The vegetation soaks up a lot of the rain this time of year so the effect on the rivers should be minimal.  The rivers are still high enough to float but low enough that wading is now a option just about anywhere.

Our lodging and fly shop are now open.  Our fly shop 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 a guided trip send us an email at or call 570-635-5880 and we’ll try to fit you in.

Matt with a good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo

Matt with a good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo


Tim did well yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Tim did well 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 534 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 721 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 270 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,860 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 481 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 ish cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,010 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2%


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