Delaware River Report: April 1, 2023

We’re starting off 2023 with high flows. It looks like both Cannonsville and Pepacton Reservoirs are spilling. Floating is fine. If you’re wading look to the smaller rivers and creeks today. We were seeing some stonefly dry fly action before the spill. That should pick up again once the water levels return to normal. Streamers and nymphs will be your best bet. There are a few alewives on the banks of the West Branch. We’re not seeing the numbers of them that we did last year because the spill is less, but there are definitely some in the river.
Today is going to be much warmer than we’ve seen lately with the air temp hitting 68 degrees. There are potential thunderstorms in the afternoon and wind will be 15 – 20 mph from the South.

A gray morning but at least it’s warm!

What’s Hatching:
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp..
Little black and Brown Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp..

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY2,220 cfs37°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY2,910 cfs38°
East Branch at Harvard, NY1,120 cfs39°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY2,250 cfs39°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY5,720 cfs38°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY985 cfs38°
West Branch at 191 Bridge38°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)1,500 cfs40°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity101.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.9%