Delaware River Report: April 8, 2024

The warming trend continues and today looks like an absolutely beautiful day to be on the water. Warm and no wind. Yesterday was tough early in the wind but once the wind dropped a bit and the sun popped out the bugs go more active. Little black caddis, stoneflies, olives, and some blue quills were on the water. The water temps bumped up yesterday and should again today. That will push the hatches. The big rivers are still too high to wade but are fine for floating. The Beaverkill dropped below 1,000 cfs so there are decent wade opportunities there and on the Willowemcoc.

Today will be 62 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the West.

Mike with a real nice one yesterday. Mike Daccurzio photo
The water temp in Hancock looked great yesterday

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 2,400 cfs40°
East Branch at Harvard, NY1,450 cfs40°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY 2,580 cfs42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,780 cfs43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY985 cfs41°
West Branch at 191 Bridge40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,470 cfs43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity100.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.4%