Delaware River Report: May 11, 2023

The release from Cannonsville was increased to 600 cfs. The spill is 948 cfs. The East Branch flow at Harvard is dropping and hit 799 cfs. People are finding a few spots to wade on the West Branch and Mainstem and more should open up on the East Branch. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in great shape for wading. We’ve been dealing with bluebird conditions for a few days now. That will generally push the hatches later in to the afternoon. It’s been absolutely great spinner conditions. Hopefully we see some caddis in mid day sun. Hendricksons, apple caddis, and blue quills are around in decent numbers on some river sections, There are March Browns but so far they’ve been spread out like they tend to be.

Today will be warmer hitting 76 degrees. We may (hopefully) see some afternoon clouds. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

Dick with a good one yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

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

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY1,520 cfs53°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,860 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY799 cfs47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,640 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY3,880 cfs53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY551 cfs50°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)691 cfs51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release600 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity102.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.4%