Delaware River Report / Conditions May 26, 2019

May 26, 2019 Comments Off by

We heard great bug reports from most river sections.  Lots of caddis, a few hendricksons still, plus the gray fox / march browns.  There are a quite a few different caddis species out there so bring your whole box.  The size #16 hendricksons have picked up and we have seen fish actually eat the gray foxes.  The wind was an issue for some but overall the rivers seemed to fish well for most people.  We has some storms move in after dark but the rivers seem to be in fine shape this morning.  The flows bumped slightly but everything looks clear and normal this morning.  There are wade opportunities on all of the rivers this morning.  Floating is still fine on the lower EB, WB and Mainstem.  The Cannonsville release has been cut back to 571 cfs.

 

Beth with a great brown yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Beth with a great brown yesterday. Steve Shen photo

 

 

Eli doing great on his first day fly fishing.  Samantha Dennis photo

Eli doing great on his first day fly fishing. Samantha Dennis photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #16 – E. X (male & female)
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 701 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 330 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,660 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 531 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 571 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 833 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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