Delaware River Report: April 1, 2024

Overall we had a very mild Winter. The hatches seem a bit early and the fish are healthy and looking good. This is a great start to the season. Streamers and nymphs fished all Winter long. So far most of our dry fly fish have been on stoneflies. The blue wing olives are out along with the little black caddis. We’ve seen a few blue quills too but not a fishable hatch yet. The hatches should pick up with the warm weather and dropping flows. Cannonsville was spilling 56 cfs yesterday with a release of 1,499 cfs.

Today will be 54 degrees, cloudy, with a chance of rain. Total rainfall should be .18″. Wind should be negligible.

Tim Glynn’s clients found some dry fly fish over the weekend

What’s Hatching:
Tiny Black Stonefly – # 18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies – # 14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.
Little Black Caddis – #16 – 18 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis spp.

Just in case
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quill – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,610 cfs39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,820 cfs39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY1,240 cfs39°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 1,930 cfs44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,310 cfs43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY643 cfs42°
West Branch at 191 Bridge40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 947 cfs43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity100.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.7%