Delaware River Report: April 11, 2023

The reservoir spills are essentially over. Cannonsville is only spilling 25 cfs this morning. The release is 1,499 cfs. We’ll stay high until they cut the release back. Hopefully they are creating a small void and drop us back to normal releases soon. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in the great shape for wading. The tailwaters are still best fished from a boat. The lower water should definitely help the dry fishing. It’s mostly stoneflies and little black caddis but have some dark blue winged olives with you just in case. Nymphing and streamers are still your best bet – especially if the wind picks up.

Today will be nicer than yesterday hitting 69 degrees with sunshine. We may get some clods in the afternoon along with the wind 10 – 20 mph from the West.

What’s Hatching:
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp..
Little Black and Brown Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp..
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY1,480 cfs39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,760 cfs38°
East Branch at Harvard, NY871 cfs39°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,670 cfs43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY3,640 cfs43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY589 cfs43°
West Branch at 191 Bridge38°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)708 cfs44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release1,499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity100.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.9%