Delaware River Report / Conditions May 4, 2019

May 04, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was an absolutely awesome day to be on the water.  It really didn’t seem to matter what section of river you were on- there were bugs and fish rising consistently.  Hendricksons and blue quills with a fair number of caddis were hatching.  We were hit by two rain showers that did not seem to affect the fishing at all.  Both were heavy but short.  The rivers had a bit of color in them after the morning storm but that didn’t slow down the bugs or fish.  We had more rain overnight so the flows are up a bit this morning.   The West Branch looks clear and fine this morning.  Keep an eye on the graphs today especially if you’re planning to wade.  That’s still tough on the bigger rivers but possible on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.  Today looks really great with good cloud cover, light wind from the North, and an air temp hitting 62.


Andrew with a good dry fly fish.  Steve Shen photo

Andrew with a good dry fly fish. Steve Shen photo


Matt and Bruce with a great one yesterday

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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 1,710 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,450 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,020 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,350 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,270 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 972 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,310 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%


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