Delaware River Report / Conditions May 3, 2019

May 03, 2019 Comments Off by

It was really nice fishing in a t shirt yesterday afternoon.  That was a great day to be on the water.  Decent hendricksons and blue quills,- plus the caddis hatch is starting.  The fish were happy for most of the day.  A lot of people took advantage of the weather report and were rewarded.  Today will be nice with the air temp in the low 60’s, decent cloud cover, and some scattered showers in the afternoon.  We’ll have some rain moving in but the majority of it should fall after dark.  We may see half an inch but hopefully some of the storms slip below us.  The trees are really leafing out now so hopefully they will suck up a lot of water- plus offer some wind protection from here forward.  Winds around 7 mph from the South.  Sounds like another good day.  The flows are dropping.  We’d like to see them come down a bit more to open up more wading opportunities but there are a few people out there trying it in spots.

Tony had a decent week.  Steve Shen photo

Tony had a decent week. Steve Shen photo

Hatching:
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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Tiny Stonefly-  #18- Capniidae spp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,750 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,160 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 914 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,120 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,760 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 803 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 957 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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