Delaware River Report: April 6, 2024

Despite the snow showers this morning we’re on a warming trend. We should be in the 50’s and 60’s for the next week beginning tomorrow. The West Branch at hale Eddy flow dropped slightly overnight as the feeder stream flows dropped. The spill has increased slightly to 322 cfs making the flow at Stilesville bump slightly. Overall that means the West should drop slowly over the next few days. We’re still in good shape for floating. The Beaverkill is running right around 1,000 cfs opening up a few wade opportunities. There will be better wade options on the Willowemoc and other smaller feeders. The wind will be up again so streamers and nymphs will be your best bet. There is always a shot at dry flies this time of year so don’t rule that out entirely. Especially if we get some breaks in the wind.

Today will be 45 degrees with a few snow showers in the morning. Total precip should amount to nothing. Wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the North.

What’s Hatching:
Tiny Black Stonefly – # 18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Black and Brown Stoneflies – # 14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.
Little Black Caddis – #16 – 18 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis spp.

Just in case
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quill – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,910 cfs40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,690 cfs40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY1,610 cfs40°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,900 cfs40°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,840 cfs41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY1,040 cfs39°
West Branch at 191 Bridge40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,450 cfs40°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity100.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.4%