Delaware River Report / Conditions May 29, 2011

Hey! Look what we’ve got (finally!) – GREEN DRAKES! We are also seeing a slew of late arrivals from invarias to dotheas and still March Browns and Grey Fox!

Green Drake (Ephemera guttulata) female dun caught yesterday on the WB. Photo by: Jeff White

Woke up today with some nice cloud cover and cooler air – already a good sign! We expect a bit of rain, and MUCH cooler weather today, which should produce more daytime hatching – hopefully of those same Drakes!

Delaware Veteran Sandy Bing with an EXCELLENT WB brown held by Jeff White. Photo by: Tony May


Ephemera guttulata – Green Drake – #8-2XL

Hydropsyche sp. – Tan Caddis – #16-#18

Emphemerella invaria – Light Cahill – #12

Brachycentrus sp. (Dark Grannom – Charcoal) #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 1,230 cfs @ 64º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
1,580 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 908 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,920  cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
n/a cfs @ n/aº – gauge down
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 740  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.3 – 254 CFS