Delaware River Report: May 10, 2022

T0day will be a lot like yesterday with bright sunshine and the air temp reaching 74 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. Hendricksons, apple caddis, a few quill gordons, and some blue quills are making up the bulk of the hatches. Some parts of the river will have the smaller “X” hendricksons hatching. Caddis have been active on some sections midday. This is definitely spinner weather so have some rustys ready and don’t get off the river too early. The flows are about the same as yesterday so the rivers are in decent shape for floating and wading. There is no significant rain in the 10 day forecast so conditions should stay the same through the weekend.

Ted with a nice fish yesterday. Tim Glynn photo
Boris with a nice rainbow yesterday. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Apple Caddis – #16 – Brachycentrus sp.
Little Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black and Brown Stonefly – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciata & Brachytera sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY549 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY654 cfs42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY299 cfs48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY783 cfs52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,840 cfs54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY362 cfs51°
West Branch at 191 Bridge48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)222 cfs52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release571 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.6%