Delaware River Report / Conditions May 5, 2018

May 05, 2018 Comments Off by

Most of the thunderstorms missed us yesterday.  We had the cloud cover and wind gusts from them but not much else until 8:30.  At that time we were hit by a pretty violent one that lasted less than 15 minutes.  Everything came through fine.  The rivers are in great shape this morning.  Flows are still dropping.  Cannonsville and Pepacton are both still spilling but that is coming close to an end as long as we don’t get any rain storms over the next few days.  We’re still fishing a mix of nymphs, streamers, and dry flies.  There are more hendricksons showing up every day along with blue quills and caddis.  We have sun this morning that may give way to some afternoon clouds.  The wind should drop in the afternoon.

 

 

Geoff on the West Branch.  Photo by Bruce MIller

Geoff on the West Branch. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Hendrickson  #12 – 16 –  E. subvaria
Blue Quills #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Quill Gordon #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Early Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,690 cfs 41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,020 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 968 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,890 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,360 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 730 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs  Spill = 210 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,230 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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