Delaware River Report / Conditions May 6, 2019

May 06, 2019 Comments Off by

Yesterday fished well.  Hendricksons, blue quills, and apple caddis (the caddis are on some sections of river- not others).  The clouds stuck around all day and even when the sky looked really threatening the rain held off and the wind stayed low.  Some of the fish are getting picky so presentation is playing a bigger role each day.  We are finding some spinners so keep an eye out for spinner falls even during the hatch.  Today’s forecast looks great.  Winds light and variable, sunshine, and an air temp near 70 degrees.  We’d like to see a few more clouds stick around but it’s going to be a beautiful day out there.  We had just enough rain fall that the river flows are pretty much the same as yesterday morning.

 

Jeremy with a good West Branch brown yesterday

Jeremy with a good West Branch brown yesterday

Hatching:
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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

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,730 cfs 47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,280 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,050 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,600 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,760 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,100 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,140 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%

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