Delaware River Report / Conditions April 15, 2012

Another banner day out on the West yesterday. Bugs and fish throughout the day, all the way until dark. There was a small spinner fall in the evening, but some late afternoon breezes knocked many of them back into the trees, so we’re STILL waiting on the bug orgy that is bound to come. The winds should lay down today, as we are expecting a bunch of cloud cover and passing showers, with temps near 70. While that may not be good for water temps, it will certainly be good for the spinners.

Also yesterday, we had a great family affair happen down in Home Pool – you’re gonna love it! Here’s a few pictures

This is Kennedy Fisher - her first time in waders, throwing a dry on the West Branch. Photo by: Mike Mancke

And this is Kennedy with her first trout ever on the fly!!! Photo by Proud Papa: Kevin Fisher

The fly fishing family - Dad (Kevin) on the left, Kennedy, and Colt Fisher. Photo by: Mike Mancke

The aftermath of her first LONG day out on the water. I know PLENTY of you older guys who consider this the perfect day - catch a nice trout, take a nap. Photo by: Jeff White


Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

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

Light Brachycentrus Caddis – Apple Green – #16 & #18

Dark Brachycentrus Caddis – Charcoal – #16 & #18

Baetis species – #20

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

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 174 cfs @ 44º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 264 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 120 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 408 cfs @ 52º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 931 cfs @ 54º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 239 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 90.1% –150 CFS release