Delaware River Report / Conditions April 8, 2012


This is what Wiley gets for all those one-handed fish shots he brings me. Photo by: Tom Noble


I feel like I should just copy and paste every post from the last week – yet again, bright sun, high winds, tons of bugs, incredibly difficult casting / fishing. The fish were there if a calm spot could be found, but unfortunately, those were few and far between. A friend of the shop, Tony Ritter sent me a picture of white-caps on the Main Stem near Callicoon. Well, it appears we are getting a slightly milder version of the same today. Wind gust will be under 30 MPH, but still in the high 20s. Makes that chocolate sound even better! Have a Happy Easter Everyone!



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 @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 287 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 130 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 506 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,090 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 295 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 91.3% –175 CFS release