Delaware River Report / Conditions April 7, 2012

This wind sure does blow. We’re looking at bright sun and sustained winds of 18MPH, gusting to 30MPH at times. In spite of all of this there are tons, and tons of bugs out on the water – Hendricksons, Paraleps, Apple Caddis, etc. The fish have a hard time seeing them, but once the wind lays down, they are happy to oblige.

Also, I have heard several people get in pretty heated debates about the  ‘blanket Hendricksons’ on the upper West Branch. Well, while the Hendricksons are there, the blankets are actually Paraleps, so I thought I would list the following, just for clarification:


This is a Paralep. Photo by: Jeff White

This is a Hendrickson (female, that is). Photo By: Jeff White

Any questions?

Fish pictures tomorrow – waiting on the guides to get them to me!


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 @ 39º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 290 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 132 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 531 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,130 cfs @ 45º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 311cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 91.3% –175 CFS release