Delaware River Report / Conditions May 8, 2019

May 08, 2019 Comments Off by

Fishing started off good yesterday with caddis and hendricksons hatching.  The wind picked up in the afternoon making it difficult for the fish to eat on top and difficult for us to make the cast when we found them.  people that stayed out of the wind or found breaks seemed to do well.  Overall the morning reports were good but mixed in the afternoon.  The main rivers are still high for wading but people are hitting them in spots.  The Beaverkill / Willowemoc are better bets for wading right now.  The tailwaters are dropping slowly.  The rain forecast has been pushed back a day so hopefully that trend continues and it misses us completely.  Wunderground shows today as sunny with a high of 62 degrees.  Wind should be 8 – 10 mph from the North.  If they’re right that’s way less wind than yesterday afternoon.


Fred Nelson with a beautiful West Branch shot this week.

Fred Nelson with a beautiful West Branch shot this week.

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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.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,590 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,010 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 959 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,240 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,790 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 842 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 981 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%


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