Delaware River Report / Conditions May 9, 2017

May 09, 2017 Comments Off by

The rivers are still dropping back this morning and it looks like no rain in the forecast until some light showers on Friday.  The air temperatures are down a bit but the hendricksons and blue quills are still hatching and fish are still eating them off the surface in the afternoon.  We will see some sun over the next few days which should help warm the water temperatures a bit and maybe push the hatching a little earlier.  It should also make the caddis a little more active and we may see some egg layers in the afternoon.  Streamers have been catching fish before the hatches start.  Winds look light today peaking around 8 mph.

 

Nick was doing well yesterday.  Photo by Steve Shen

Nick was doing well yesterday. Photo by Steve Shen

Hatching:
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 2,100 cfs
50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,930 cfs
47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,380 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,230 cfs
45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,090 cfs
47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 888 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 475 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,260 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.8%

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