Delaware River Report / Conditions May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019 Comments Off by

Everyone seemed to find good hatching and good fish yesterday.  The hatches varied depending on what section you were on but there were decent numbers of caddis, hendrickson spinners, march browns, and fishable numbers of gray fox and sulphurs.  The rain held off until after dark.  The total precip was not much and the rivers look fine this morning.  There are a lot of wade opportunities on the system now and we are still floating.  We’ll have sunshine with an air temp around 70 degrees today.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.  Sounds like another good day to be on the water.

 

Mike with a good one yesterday.  Samantha Dennis photo

Mike with a good one yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo

Pat did well yesterday.  Bob Lewis photo

Pat did well yesterday. Bob Lewis photo

Hatching:
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Sulphur  – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson
  – #16 – E. X (male & female) – mostly spinners
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp. – waning
Dark Blue Sedge – #14 – Psilotetra sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Yellow Sally – #14 – Isoperla sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 661 cfs 49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,230 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 269 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,380 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,200 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 580 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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