Delaware River Report: May 13, 2023

The river flows have dropped significantly since yesterday. Pepacton has stopped spilling and the East Branch flow at Harvard is 277 cfs. The release from Cannonsville is 600 cfs. The spill is 280 cfs. There are now a lot more wade opportunities throughout the system and the West and Mainstem are still in good shape for floating. We’re still seeing some hendricksons and apple caddis on some river sections. There are a few march browna and light cahills on the warmer river sections. Definitely hendrickson spinners on the West Branch. Apple caddis and tan caddis were offering sme daytime dry fly action for people who found them on the water.

Today will be warm again with the air temp hitting 76 degrees. If Wunderground is to be believed we should see some clouds this morning with more moving in during the afternoon. That’s certainly a welcome change and should help the day time dry fly fishing. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.

Drew found some yesterday. Mike Brewer photo
Art found some in the sunshine yesterday.

What’s Hatching:
Dark Hendrickson – #14 -16- E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (female)
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – M. vicarium
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp. (Light)
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, NY874 cfs49°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,060 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY277 cfs53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY938 cfs56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,440 cfs57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY451 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)538 cfs57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release600 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity101.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100%