Delaware River Report / Conditions May 30, 2011

Heavy storms early this morning woke us up and also brought the river up a ton. While off-color, it appears to be clearing fast for those with boats. Wading, however is UNSAFE right now – The Beaverkill and the Willow, along with the Upper East are your best bets if on foot.

After a bit of a slow day, the fish went BALLISTIC river-wide right at dark, mowing down any dorthea (sulphur) that was in their wheelhouse. Not sure what the weather is going to do for that activity, but the lower water temps are definitely a good sign.


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 1,290 cfs @ 64º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
4,220 cfs @ 61º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 971 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,270  cfs @ 61º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
~4,500 cfs @ ~66º (est.)
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 929  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 102.3 – 254 CFS