Delaware River Report / Conditions April 5, 2012

Despite the heavy, heavy winds yesterday, the bugs still popped and the fish followed suit. The poor suckers that went out experienced the frustration of seeing fish whilst being unable to keep the boat firmly anchored to allow for a good presentation. Those wading saw their flies blow right past their target before hitting the water. Needless to say, there was a bit of hair pulling, along with the teeth chattering. The wind is calming down for today, although the temperatures are scheduled to drop. With the ARMY of Paraleps we have around the shop right now (it seems like you can’t turn over anything without disturbing a legion of them), the fish should be up and active.

The bottom of a bag left to air out yesterday afternoon. This is about HALF the number originally on it - the wind blew the majority away instantly. Photo by: Bart Larmouth


Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

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

Baetis species – #20

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

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 174 cfs @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 271 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 140 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 602 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,230 cfs @ 48º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 356 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 91.5% –175 CFS release