Delaware River Report: April 1, 2022

A new season! Our daily reports will be posted by 8 am from today until October 31st.

Over the last two weeks we’ve dealt with 65 degree days and white out blizzards. The 10 day forecast shows us settled in to some warmer weather mixed with a few rainstorms. We were hit with heavy rains last night and the river flows are up. The West Branch is off color. We’ll see a few more showers this morning with wind 15 mph from the North. Wading is not recommended. People have been catching fish on streamers and nymphs for a few weeks now and it looks like the fish had a good winter and made it through healthy. We are seeing some stoneflies and blue wing olives but the water temps need to come up a bit more for the dry fly fishing to really start. A few small charcoal caddis are also in the bushes. In the meantime stick with fishing underneath.

What’s Hatching:
Little Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black and Brown Stonefly – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciata & Brachytera sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

West Branch at Stilesville, NY659 cfs38°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,480 cfs39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY2,770 cfs40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY6,380 cfs41°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY6,360 cfs41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY3,260 cfs40°
West Branch at 191 Bridge40°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)3,680 cfs43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release650 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.4%