Delaware River Report: May 12, 2022

The releases have cu t back again and the flow at Stilesville is 383 cfs. The flow at Hale Eddy is 490 cfs. Hendricksons, apple caddis, blue quill spinners and quill gordon spinners. Add some March Browns and Gray Fox to your boxes. Keep an eye out for the smaller #16 hendricksons. Nymphing has worked early before the hatches. This is the weather that get the caddis active mid morning so don’t discount early dry fly possibilities. Spring missed us and we’ll hit 80 degrees with sunshine today. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

Nicky Bulleit with a solid fish again – two days in a row. Steve photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – M. vicarium
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 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY490 cfs44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY242 cfs54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY603 cfs56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,450 cfs58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY324 cfs55°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)183 cfs55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.6%