Delaware River Report / Conditions Mid March 2019

Mar 12, 2019 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been cut back and the West Branch is wadeable for the first time since August.  Overall we’ve had a pretty mild Winter with no real hard freeze like we’ve seen the last few years.  March can be a funny weather month so we’ll still likely see some cold days and maybe a little more snow before Spring.  The high Winter release from Cannonsville has kept the West Branch water temps warmer than most years.  Usually when that happens the fish come through fat and happy from eating all winter long.  We’ve seen some stoneflies hatching mixed with a few olives and little black caddis.  There have been occasional dry fly shots but streamers and nymphs will offer you the best chance at catching fish right now.



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Tiny Stonefly-  #18- Capniidae spp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies - #14 -16  – Taeniopteryx spp.
Blue Wing Olives #18 – Baetis vagans (light hatching)


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