Delaware River Report / Conditions May 8, 2018

May 08, 2018 Comments Off by

The fish were looking up yesterday.  It sounded like most people found fish eating hendricksons or apple caddis off the surface.  Last night we heard the reports we’ve been expecting every day for the last two weeks.  You still need to look for the warmer water temps but the fish are finally happy.  Finally.  We’re starting off with a little more sun today but the air temperature should be about the same as yesterday.  We may get an afternoon shower with a .01″ of accumulation.  That pretty much just gives us cloud cover.  Wind will be 5 mph out of the south.  Today looks really good.

We could have skipped the written report today and just filled it with yesterdays fish pictures.  Finally.

 

 

Nick having a good birthday yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Nick having a good birthday yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

I think Ted is happy.  Photo by Fred Nelson

I think Ted is happy. Photo by Fred Nelson

Hatching:
Hendrickson  #12 – 14 –  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 1,610 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,950 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 825 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,340 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 695 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs  Spill = 117 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.4%

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