Delaware River Report / Conditions FRIDAY April 13th, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Here’s to a lucky day – usually works out that way for me, which hopefully means another night like I had last evening. Jumped down to home pool and stuck a good number of fish, all on a #14 Dark Hendrickson Comparadun – and it STILL floats. We’ll call it “quality control fly testing.” The fish were active throughout the afternoon, and into the evening. The West saw a few more active fish than the Main, which had a waning Hendrickson hatch amongst all the caddis that were coming off. Warmer weather is predicted for this weekend and into Monday, so we’ll see what effect it has on the fish and bugs. Today, with the sun coming out early, I expect the river to turn on early, and fish well into the sunset.

Bruce Miller with a nice, fat West Branch Brown caught yesterday - and holy *&%$ - he's actually SMILING! Photo by: Wiley Paul


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 @ 41º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 271 cfs @ 42º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 122 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 434 cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 986 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 246 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 90.3% –150 CFS release