Delaware River Report / Conditions May 8, 2017

May 08, 2017 Comments Off by

The water levels are dropping today since the rain stopped but the East Branch drainage is dropping faster than the West.  We are still seeing hendricksons, blue quills, and caddis hatch in the high water.  You have to hunt to find the slower pools and tailouts where the fish will rise.  Streamers may be a good option today while the water temps try to come up.  Today looks like a cool day with some rain.  We should be on a warming trend beginning tomorrow but staying cooler than what we’ve been used to.  The water and cool air temperatures should keep the hatches going longer and carry us over with cold water and decent flows through at least next week.


Theo with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Dan Treadwell

Theo with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Dan Treadwell

Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – Ephemerella subvaria
Blue Quill – #16 – Paraleptophlebia. adaptiva
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2,250 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,430 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,790 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,800 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,590 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,050 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 475 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,480 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.2%


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