Delaware River Report: April 14, 2023

The releases from both dams have been cut back. The West Branch flow at Stilesville is 930 cfs and the East Branch flow at Harvard is 617 cfs. This definitely opens up more wade opportunities and is still good for floating. It should also concentrate the bugs and make the dry fly fishing a little better. The Blue Quills and Olives are just starting and should pick up over the next couple of days. There are still a lot of caddis and stoneflies on the water. Most fish are still being landed on nymphs and streamers but hopefully that switches with the warm weather and lower flows.

Yesterday was July hot out there. today loos similar but we may see a few more clouds. The air temp will hit 86 degrees with light and variable wind. We cool back down tomorrow.

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
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.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY930 cfs40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,080 cfs41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY617 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,370 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY3,200 cfs50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY441 cfs51°
West Branch at 191 Bridge43°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)519 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release938 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity99.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.1%