Delaware River Report / Conditions May 6, 2018

May 06, 2018 Comments Off by

Yesterday was a repeat of the last few days.  Fish were landed on dries, streamers, and nymphs.  People are catching fish on river sections that have hendricksons hatching and people are also catching fish on river sections that haven’t seen a lot of hendricksons yet.  This is feeling like the kind of year you need all of your boxes with you because it will be bug soup soon.  The early bugs will overlap and be a little out of order but eventually we will settle down into the normal hatch progression.  An don’t overlook the caddis right now…

We have a light rain and overcast sky this morning.  It will be a little cooler with an afternoon high around 60 degrees.  It looks like the rain will continue and be light for most of the day with an accumulation of a little over 1/4″.  The ground should soak a lot of that up with the trees and bushes budding.

Theo looked happy yesterday

Theo looked happy yesterday

 

Peter and Bruce found fish yesterday.  Photo by Tim Glynn

Peter and Bruce found fish yesterday. Photo by Tim Glynn

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.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Early Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,630 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 880 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,060 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 648 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs  Spill = 210 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,050 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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