Delaware River Report / Conditions April 6, 2012

I should sell the hell out of some Smart Shield lip balm today, judging by how windburned everyone’s lips are today. Yesterday was tough out there – even mentally. With blanket hatches of bugs throughout the day, the wind throwing them against people’s heads and boats, it got a tad bit frustrating. The fish rose when they could see the bugs, but again we had trouble putting the fly where it needed to be. Today is looking like a carbon-copy of yesterday, but with a few higher temperatures. With winds out of the North(ish) the West Branch should offer a bit more protection than the Main and East (which it did yesterday), for those looking to venture out.

In demand in the shop today - $1.95! Works well too. Photo courtesy of Smart Shield.


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 @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 293 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 135 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 558 cfs @ 42º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,180 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 333 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 91.4% –175 CFS release