Delaware River Report / Conditions May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019 Comments Off by

We were hit with a few bands of rain yesterday.  The first one in the morning really had no affect on the rivers.  The one in the evening lasted much longer and dropped a lot more rain.  The rivers are up ad there is some color in the West Branch.  It is fishable this morning.  The rain ended early enough that the feeders are beginning to clear this morning and it looks okay out there.  The runoff is still filtering down the Mainnstem but the upper rivers have crested and are beginning to fall.  The upper East Branch at Harvard is around 300 cfs and is a fine level for wading.  Hale Eddy is 1,280 cfs so there are still wade opportunities over here too.  If the bugs hatch the fish will eat on top over here.  Nymphing worked well yesterday even when the rivers were rising.

 

 

Nick did well yesterday.  Steve Shen photo

Nick did well yesterday. Steve Shen photo

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

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 860 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 314 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,470 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,250 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 725 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 772 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 738 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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