Delaware River Report: May 16, 2022

We had some rain late in the evening that bumped the flows on the Eastern drainage. Not much but something. It wasn’t enough to bump the flow on the West Branch and we are tarting off about the same as yesterday. Today will be cooler hitting 74 degrees. We may see some severe thunderstorms with high winds and maybe even some hail so keep that in mind while planning your day and have a safe out. Hopefully the heavy storms miss us. The march brown hatch is picking up (that one is usually a bit sporadic) and we’re still seeing hendricksons, apple caddis, tan caddis, and a few quill gordons on the colder water sections. The water temp in Callicoon peaked at 70 degrees again yesterday so if you’re fishing down river check the temps first.

Kevin with a good one yesterday. Marc DeJong 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 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY511 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY274 cfs56°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY736 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,420 cfs63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY444 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)231 cfs62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.6%