Delaware River Report / Conditions May 6, 2020

May 06, 2020 Comments Off by

Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day.  It was breezy at times but overall one of the nicest days this Spring.  Today looks good with some cloud cover moving in and maybe a bit of rain starting around lunch time.  Wind will be from the East 5 – 10 mph.  Hendricksons, blue quills, and caddis will cover most of what you see out there.  The water flows are dropping which should concentrate he bugs and make the fish more comfortable to feed.  The release from Cannonsville will be decreased throughout the day.  662 cfs is spilling over the dam.

We are following the State’s order and are closed right now.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:  https://drc-fly-shop.myshopify.com

Curbside pickup is now a shipping option in the online store

Let’s keep the local pictures going.  Since everyone should be fishing local to their homes send us pictures of your locally caught fish and we’ll put them here on the blog.  Even chubs would be cool.  Email them to flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com

Today’s selection of fish:

Bryan took his daughter out.  She's pretty excited about the rainbow!

Bryan took his daughter out. She’s pretty excited about the rainbow!

Mike with a nice local brown

Mike with a nice local brown

Hatching:
Click on the fly to see the patterns in our online store

Dark Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill - #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Little Black Caddis –  #16 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Dark Grannom #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,510 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,040 cfs 44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,750 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,070 cfs 44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,930 cfs 46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,050 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 795 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,320 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.8%

 

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