Delaware River Report / Conditions May 9, 2013

May 09, 2013 Comments Off by

Perfect trout weather outside this morning – warm, humid, and not a hint of sunshine, and the forecast makes me think it could be amazing out there today. Yesterday we had some serious storms roll through the area in the mid-afternoon, but unfortunately the West Branch basin missed out on the majority of the precipitation, with both bands of storms more or less sailing around us. The East Branch basin did get quite a bit, and both the Beaverkill, East, and Main have directly profited from this. The West has no real change in color, and looks spectacular out there. Reports are saying there is some cloudiness in the East, but I have not heard the words “blown out” yet this morning. I will update if I do. Otherwise, let’s give a nice big Thank You to Mother Nature, as she has been gracious enough to give us the needed water that NYC will not.

A cool shot of a male Brown grabbing a fly. Photo: Fred Nelson

What’s Hatching:

Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Brachycentrus species – Apple Green Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Epeorus vitreus – PED, Pink Lady – #14 – Getting Started

Baetis species – BWO – #16 & #18 – Very sporadic

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva - Blue Quill – #16 & #18 – Waning, spinners still around

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 194 cfs @ 43º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 392 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 256 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,310 cfs @ 55º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,090 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 700 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 98.2% – 175 CFS release

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