Delaware River Report: April 12, 2023

The reservoirs have stopped spilling. Ideally they will keep the release at 1,499 for a couple days to create a small void so we don’t spill again every time it rains. Then drop it slowly to a more reasonable level. Things are looking good and all of the river temps are starting off a few degrees warmer than yesterday. Wind was a bit of a factor but the fish were happy eating streamers with a few taken on nymphs. There are dry fly shots. Keep an eye out in the slow pools and edges during the warmest part of the day.

Today will feel like summer with ‘abundant sunshine” and the air temp hitting 76 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the North again.

Brandon with a good one yesterday. Bruce Miller photo
Bruce with healthy brown yesterday. Branden Kent photo

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, NY1,450 cfs39°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,720 cfs40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY853 cfs42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,590 cfs46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY3,440 cfs45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY531 cfs47°
West Branch at 191 Bridge42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)645 cfs48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release1,499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.7%