Delaware River Report / Conditions May 27, 2011

Man, what a night – Tornado warnings, insane winds and some of the loudest thunder claps we have ever heard – and remember we now have a Texan in the shop! Our weather may in fact be bigger – who knows? But, with all that bluster and driving rain, the rivers made it through remarkably well, with barely a bump in the flows, keeping the levels great for boats, and decent for wading. We had bug soup on the water again, with several different kinds of Stenos, the occasional Hendrickson spinner, tan caddis, and a few sulphur / light cahills in the mix.

Guide Wiley Paul holds Tony May's awesome WB Brown. Photo by: Tony May


Ephemerella Subvaria (Hendrickson) – #14

Emphemerella “x” (Dark Hendrickson) #16 (slowly fading)

Brachycentrus sp. (Apple Green Caddis)– #16 – #18

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom) #16- #18

Stenonema vicarium – March Brown- #10-2xl

Stenonema fuscum – Grey Fox #12-2xl

Ephemerella dorothea – Sulphur- #16/18/20

Pseudocloeon – Little BWO’s- #22-#26

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,500 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,080 cfs @ 56º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,280 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,690  cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
4,880 cfs @ 63º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,210  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.5 – 254 CFS