Delaware River Report / Conditions May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 Comments Off by

The dry fly action was a little slower yesterday with the bright sun but fish were landed.  Overall nymphing produced more fish.  There were some caddis on the water mixed with small hendricksons, gray fox, and a couple of march browns.  We did see a couple of sulphurs so have that box ready this week.  Today looks like better fishing weather with clouds and some heavy mist this already this morning.  We may see some localized thunderstorms this afternoon with heavier rain so check the radar.  All of the rivers in the system are at decent wade levels this morning.  We haven’t seen that since last July.  Floating is still good on the lower EB, WB, and Mainstem.

 

Jared with a chunky rainbow yesterday

Jared with a chunky rainbow yesterday

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #16 – E. X (male & 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 669 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 853 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 281 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,050 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,190 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 434 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 571 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 569 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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