Delaware River Report / Conditions May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019 Comments Off by

We had more rain yesterday but rather than short lived heavy rain we saw a more steady light rain in the afternoon.  The West Branch flow is starting off this morning pretty much where it was yesterday morning at 1,200 cfs.  That should fall slowly throughout the day.  The Beaverkill flow jumped up to 900 cfs but is already dropping this morning.  We have some rain in today’s forecast but the total precipitation should be around 1/10th” during the day and about the same amount overnight.  Wind will be 5 – 10 from the South.  Looks like a good day to be on the water.  Caddis have been the main fish food over the last couple of days but we are seeing the end of the small hendricksons and the beginning of the gray foxes and march browns.  We’ve seen a few sulphurs so definitely have that box with you.

 

and Nick again. Steve Shen photo

and Nick again. Steve Shen photo

 

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
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 874 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 318 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,750 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 935 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 772 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 554 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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