Delaware River Report: May 25, 2022

Today looks good with considerable cloudiness and a high of 72 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South. The river flows dropped slightly overnight but are basically the same as yesterday morning. Caddis, March Browns, Gray Fox, Cahills, and sulphurs are on the water. Some sections are still seeing the remnants of the Hendrickson spinners.

The cooler nights and cloud cover have helped the Mainstem temperatures

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY440 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY573 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY366 cfs54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY751 cfs58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,600 cfs60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY313 cfs57°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)191 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%

Delaware River Report: May 24, 2022

The cooler nights have helped the river temps. Most rivers are starting off a few degrees cooler than yesterday. The flows have dropped a bit from the runoff subsiding and everything looks good this morning. We should se a mix of clouds and sun early changing to mostly clouds in the afternoon. 70 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the south. It looks like a good day to be on the water. We’ve been fishing a mix of caddis and spinners early with more mayflies in the afternoon into the evening. March browns, f=gray fox, sulphurs, and cahills are making up most o the hatch. The colder river sections are still seeing some #16 Hendricksons.

Steve with a solid fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Bennett found some in the evening. Samantha Dennis photo
Bob in the sunshine yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Eric with a really good fish yesterday. Marc Dejong photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY440 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY592 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY382 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY823 cfs59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,730 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY336 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)211 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%

Delaware River Report: May 23, 2022

The flows are up slightly from yesterday’s storms but the rivers are still at decent levels for wading. The West Branch is clear and 675 cfs at Hale Eddy. The weather has cooled down and we should see the air temp peak at 68 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. There have been caddis and spinners on the calm mornings. The hatching was good after the first storm passed through. It shut down after the second storm towards dark. March Browns, gray fox, sulphurs, olives, and cahills are now on the water.

Steve during one of the storms. Steve Shen photo
Joel with a solid fish yesterday during a sunny period. Art Bartholomew photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 –
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY440 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY675 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY507 cfs57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,060 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,940 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY407 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)267 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%

Delaware River Report: May 22, 2022

Yesterday was as advertised – hot and sunny. Most of the early dry fly action was on caddis and morning spinners. Nymphing was best during the heat of the day but there were some hatches again in the evening. Tan and apple caddis, march browns, sulphurs, and a few cahills are making up the bulk of the hatch. The release from Cannonsville was bumped slightly to 450 cfs. Today will start off sunny with some afternoon storms. We’ll hit 88 degrees with wind from the south 10 – 20 mph. We’ll cool down overnight. The lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem at Lordville all peaked just under 70 degrees yesterday and are starting off in the mid 60’s today. If you plan to fish those rivers this afternoon check the temps first.

Amanda with her first fish on a fly yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo
Art found some good fish yesterday

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY440 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY569 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY341 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY807 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,660 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY375 cfs64°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)225 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%

Delaware River Report: May 21, 2022

We had some additional rain again yesterday afternoon and again overnight but the river flows were unaffected. We’re pretty much starting off the same as yesterday morning. The warmer weather has bumped up the water temps a few degrees so check the temps if you’re fishing down the mainstem this afternoon. Caddis, march browns, sulphurs, and a few cahills have made up the bulk of the bugs. We are still seeing some hendrickson spinners in the evening. Summer weather will be back today with sunshine and the air temp hitting 90 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

Frank’s first fish on a fly. Samantha Dennis photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY543 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY341 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY865 cfs58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,690 cfs60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY444 cfs58°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)264 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%

Delaware River Report: May 20, 2022

We had an afternoon rainstorm that bumped the river flows slightly but every river is still in decent shape for wading. Yesterday’s wind wasn’t as bad as forecasted and the caddis came out with the sun. The march brown hatch seems to be improving a bit and the sulphurs are making there way up river. There are a few leftover hendricksons and hendrickson spinners in the evening too. Today will be warmer hitting 79 degrees. We may see .25″ of rain from some afternoon thunderstorms with wind 10 – 20 from the South.

Woody had a good day yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Ted Smith found a healthy rainbow yesterday

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY578 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY395 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1000 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,590 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY459 cfs53°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)335 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.2%

Delaware River Report: May 19, 2022

This is the cool time of year when you can fish the Hendrickson Remnants on some river sections and move to fish the sulphurs on other river sections. Plus a lot of caddis and a few march browns in the mix. It seemed to take a while to get going yesterday but most people found rising fish. We have light rain falling this morning that should total less than 1/10″. 70 degrees with wind 10 – 15 from the south. The wind may shift from the West in the afternoon. We may see some afternoon thunderstorms. there are no weather warnings on those so hopefully they slide south of us like usual.

Kurt found a good one yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo
John Loughlin found some nice fish yesterday afternoon

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY534 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY314 cfs54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY767 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,590 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY372 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)252 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.2%

Delaware River Report: May 18, 2022

The wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North today. We’ll see 66 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. That’s the real story after yesterday’s 20 mph wind. The rivers fished during the lulls with caddis, small hendricksons, and a few march browns. The wind made nymphing a good option by default when it was blowing. The runoff has pretty much subsided on the Eastern side of the drainage and the Beaverkill flow has dropped back under 500 cfs. It’s time to have some sulphurs in your box just in case. They can’t be too far off.

Sy with a nice fish yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Ted Smith with one in the net

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – M. vicarium
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY516 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY303 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY848 cfs55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,730 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY403 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)267 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%

Delaware River Report: May 17, 2022

Yesterday’s storms were scattered and a bit unpredictable. We had breif perids of rain and wind on the lower West Branch while other people had measurable amounts of hail. Overall the flows look good this morning with slight increases from runoff. The rivers are already dropping this morning. The West Branch is clear and still fine for wading and floating. The march brown hatch is picking up and we’re still seeing hendricksons, apple caddis, tan caddis, and a few quill gordons on the colder water sections. The hatching was decent on some rivers in between the rain. We’re going to be much cooler today with the air temp only hitting 63 degrees. That and the cooler night will help the water temps on the lower river sections. A mix of clouds and sun with wind 10 – 20 from the North as this front pushes through.

Harry stuck it out yesterday and was greatly rewarded
Art releasing a solid fish yesterday

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – M. vicarium
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY582 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY378 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,280 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,980 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY602 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)490 cfs57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.2%

Delaware River Report: May 16, 2022

We had some rain late in the evening that bumped the flows on the Eastern drainage. Not much but something. It wasn’t enough to bump the flow on the West Branch and we are tarting off about the same as yesterday. Today will be cooler hitting 74 degrees. We may see some severe thunderstorms with high winds and maybe even some hail so keep that in mind while planning your day and have a safe out. Hopefully the heavy storms miss us. The march brown hatch is picking up (that one is usually a bit sporadic) and we’re still seeing hendricksons, apple caddis, tan caddis, and a few quill gordons on the colder water sections. The water temp in Callicoon peaked at 70 degrees again yesterday so if you’re fishing down river check the temps first.

Kevin with a good one yesterday. Marc DeJong photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – M. vicarium
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY511 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY274 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY736 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,420 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY444 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)231 cfs62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.6%

Delaware River Report: May 15, 2022

We had a little rain overnight that gave the Beaverkill flow a slight bump. The rest of the system is starting off about the same as yesterday. We do have decent cloud cover this morning that may develop in to a few storms this afternoon. The rainfall total looks negligible again. 77 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the south. Hendricksons, apple caddis, and march browns / gray fox are on the water. We’re seeing some of the tan Hydropsyche caddis show too. The cloud cover and rain may push some olives too. There have been some spinner falls and caddis in the mornings on the hot days. The bugs seem to be coming in flushes in the afternoon. The water temp in Callicoon peaked at 70 degrees yesterday so if you’re fishing down river check the temps first.

Simon found some fish yesterday. Mike D”Accurzio photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – M. vicarium
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY494 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY232 cfs57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY552 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,320 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY322 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)166 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.6%

Delaware River Report: May 14, 2022

The release from Cannonsville remains 400 cfs. Yesterday was a mix of xlouds and sunshine. There was some fishing early in the day as the apple caddis work their way up the system. Hendricksons are still here with some blue quill spinners hanging on. March browns are also moving up river as the water temps increase. Today will be warm but we should have good cloud cover. The air temp will hit 78 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the South. We may see some thunderstorms in the afternoon but any rainfall looks insignificant.

Tony with a good fish yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo

Fred some decent fish. Tim Glynn photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – M. vicarium
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY481 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY235 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY559 cfs61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,320 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY308 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)164 cfs62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.6%
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