Delaware River Report / Conditions May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019 Comments Off by

We had some good thunderstorms yesterday but the rivers held together and fished well.  There were hendricksons, caddis, and just a few gray fox hatching – plus some spinners. It wasn’t blanket hatching but it was enough to make the fish happy.  There was a lull in the afternoon when the bright sun popped out but things picked up again as the sun dropped behind the hills.  Today looks good with a cloudy sky and an air temp of 64 degrees.  We’ll have winds 10 – 20 mph from the north- that will be the only challenging part.   The trees are leafed out so hopefully we’ll find some wind breaks out there.  Pepacton has stopped spilling so there there are more areas to wade on the Upper East Branch.  The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are still fine.  The West Branch is still too high to really move around out there.

 

Chris had a good day.  Steve Shen photo

Chris had a good day. Steve Shen photo

Patrick in between the rain storms yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Patrick in between the rain storms yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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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 1,870 cfs 53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,330 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 702 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,730 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,380 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 963 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.4%

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