Delaware River Report / Conditions May 5, 2019

May 05, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a good day on the river.  We didn’t see blanket hatches but there were enough hendricksons and blue quills on the water to get the fish looking up.  Some of the lower river sections had decent apple caddis hatches too.  People were set up on fish most of the afternoon.  Wathc the rise forms carefully.  Some fish were eating emergers under the surface while others were concentrating on dead caddis.  The hatches are overlapping now wiht quite a few different bugs coming off at the same time.  Spinners are around too.
We have some light rain falling this morning but it shouldn’t be enough to move the river flows much.  Total precipitation should be around .18″.  Wind will be 4 – 5 mph from the South with an air temp of 60 degrees.  It looks like another really good day to be on the water.


Dan with a good brown yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Dan with a good brown yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Peter with a good one.  Bruce Miller photo

Peter with a good one. Bruce Miller photo

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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
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 1,730 cfs 48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,000 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,330 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,270 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,060 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,110 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%


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