Delaware River Report: April 17, 2023

We woke up to some light rain this morning but total rainfall will be negligible. Yesterday’s wind was a little heavier and steadier than Wunderground had led us to believe. The was a light mix of bugs but not hatch really stood out. Hendricksons, blue quills, olives, and little black caddis are all around. Nymphing or swinging wets early should be your best bets. If there are breaks in the wind or you find a protected spot there should be rising fish in the afternoon.

The rain this morning should total only .01″. We’ll keep the clouds for a while and then see some sun mixed in during the afternoon. the wind will be back at 10 – 15 mph from the West.

Art with a nice brown yesterday
Art with a rainbow yesterday too

What’s Hatching:
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – E. subvaria (female)
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.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY703 cfs41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY810 cfs44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY673 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,750 cfs57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY372 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)533 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release695 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.8%