Delaware River Report / Conditions May 25, 2019

May 25, 2019 Comments Off by

While the wind was blowing at times overall yesterday fished well.  Caddis, hendricksons, and a few gray fox / march browns were on the water.  When the wind was up nymphing worked well.  There was a lull in the afternoon and then the caddis and just a few hendrickson spinners showed up as the sun dropped behind the hills.  The releases from both Cannonsville and Pepacton have been dropped so there are more wade opportunities this morning than we’ve seen all Spring.  Thee is still enough water to float too.  Cannonsville is spilling a minimal amount and Pepacton has stopped coming over the top.  Today looks good with the air temp hitting close to 70 degrees and some showers mostly after dark.  The total precip should be around 1/4″.  Wind will be 10 – 15 from the South.  Hopefully we get some breaks in the wind like yesterday.


Dave with a really nice rainbow.  Steve Shen photo

Dave with a really nice rainbow. Steve Shen photo

Dave had a really good day.  Steve Shen photo

Dave had a really good day. Steve Shen 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

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,030 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,380 cfs 46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 484 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,450 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,340 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 547 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 818 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 833 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%


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