Delaware River Report / Conditions May 8, 2020

May 08, 2020 Comments Off by

Yesterday fished well with good numbers of blue quills and hendricksons.  There were a lot of apple caddis in sections but we didn’t see a fish eat one off the surface.  The water column had to be full of them so they were probably gorging themselves underneath.  The lower flow and higher water temps definitely helped the fishing.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 600 cfs.  There is 815 cfs coming over the spill way. The flow at hale Eddy is 1,520 cfs this morning.  Click on the gauges below for the most current flow information.

Today looks like another nice day with the air temp reaching 50 degrees, wind 5 – 10 from the South, and cloud cover.  We’ll see some rain this afternoon turn into snow overnight.  Snow accumulation should be less than 1″.  Tonight and tomorrow will be cold but the 50’s return on Sunday.

We are following the State’s order and are closed right now.  We are still fulfilling mail orders in the online store:

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

Today’s selection of fish may be the first twins we’ve had on the blog:

Luke with a WV rainbow

Luke with a WV rainbow


Aiden with a West Virginia golden

Aiden with a West Virginia golden

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
Apple Caddis #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,240 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,520 cfs 45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 811 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,940 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,650 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 820 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 600 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 993 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 101.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%



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