Delaware River Report / Conditions April 14, 2012

What a day yesterday! Friday the 13th turned out to be great for just about everyone fortunate to get out on the water. Pat and Jack Reagan, long time guests / clients had, “the best day they’ve ever had” – THAT is saying something with how many days, weeks, and months they’ve logged on this river over the years. Hendrickson emergers were the name of the game on the West Branch, with Paralep spinners coating everything towards evening. Some fell, but the winds did keep them back. Any day now, there should be an epic fall. Wiley and Bob went down river (to Long Eddy), and had a tremendous day as well, where the fish had turned on to the Apple Green Caddis, and they had a Hendrickson Spinner fall towards the evening. With warmer temperatures forecasted, we can expect to see the bugs coming early, and staying late. Should be a killer weekend!

Pat Reagan with a FAT Brown. Photo by: Jack Reagan, who cut Pat's head off to get even with him for all the terrible photos he(Pat) takes.


Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva (Blue Quill) – #16 & #18

Brachycentrus Caddis – Apple Green – #16 & #18

Baetis species – #20

Chimmarra (little black) Caddis – #18 & #20

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 174 cfs @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 268 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 120 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 413 cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 959 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 243 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 90.3% –150 CFS release