Delaware River Report: April 20, 2023

It took a while or the air and water temps to climb yesterday but it turned out nice in the afternoon. The wind was unpleasant at times but people who braved it landed some fish. All the rivers are still in good shape for wading and floating. Hendricksons, blue quills, little black caddis, and stoneflies will make up the majority of bugs.

Today will be a totally different day with the air temp hitting close to 70 with light and variable wind. The sun should pop more as the day goes on.

Sean Witman with a nice one on a blue quill yesterday
Come help clean the Buckingham Access this Saturday!

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 cfs40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY791 cfs39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY143 cfs43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY612 cfs44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,630 cfs45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY356 cfs43°
West Branch at 191 Bridge41°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)440 cfs43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release695 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%