Delaware River Report / Conditions May 9, 2019

May 09, 2019 Comments Off by

The wind held off for the most part yesterday so the fishing was back to normal and definitely better than Tuesday.  Hendricksons and a good mix of caddis are making up the menu.  There are some spinners out there (blue quill and hendricksons) plus the normal blue winged olives.  If you’re heading down the Main far enough have a few gray fox and march browns on you just in case.  We’re going to start off with sunshine this morning that should give way to clouds in the afternoon.  It looks like the rain will hold off until after dark.  We should see less than 1/4″ overnight.  The air temp will be close to 60 degrees with wind from the South picking up as the front moves in.  Not a bad looking day to be on the water.


Len with a nice rainbow yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Len with a nice rainbow yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

Followed by a nice brown.  Bruce Miller photo

Followed by a nice brown. Bruce Miller photo

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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 1,570 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs 42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 908 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,060 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,400 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 735 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 855 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%


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