Delaware River Report: May 15, 2022

We had a little rain overnight that gave the Beaverkill flow a slight bump. The rest of the system is starting off about the same as yesterday. We do have decent cloud cover this morning that may develop in to a few storms this afternoon. The rainfall total looks negligible again. 77 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the south. Hendricksons, apple caddis, and march browns / gray fox are on the water. We’re seeing some of the tan Hydropsyche caddis show too. The cloud cover and rain may push some olives too. There have been some spinner falls and caddis in the mornings on the hot days. The bugs seem to be coming in flushes in the afternoon. The water temp in Callicoon peaked at 70 degrees yesterday so if you’re fishing down river check the temps first.

Simon found some fish yesterday. Mike D”Accurzio 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

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY383 cfs43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY494 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY232 cfs57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY552 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,320 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY322 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)166 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.6%