Delaware River Report: April 7, 2024

It looks like we’re out of the cold snap and will have great air temperatures this week, including a few days pushing 70 degrees. The river flows leveled out but remain high. Both Cannonsville and Pepacton are spilling. The sill should drop over the next few days barring any additional rain. The feeder stream flows are falling slowly. Floating is the option on the larger rivers. If you’re wading stick to the small feeder streams. The Beaverkill is flowing around 1,000 cfs at Cooks Falls so there will be some opportunities closer to Roscoe and on the Willowemoc. The warmer weather should push the bugs again giving us some dry fly fishing this week. The caddis, stoneflies, and blue wing olives should get active again.

Today will be 54 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.

Sam with a solid brown yesterday. Mike Daccurzio photo
Jordan with a chunky one yesterday. Mike Daccurzio photo

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 1,940 cfs40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,540 cfs40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY1,530 cfs40°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,760 cfs40°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,290 cfs41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY1,020 cfs40°
West Branch at 191 Bridge40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,530 cfs41°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity100.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.4%