Delaware River Report: May 16, 2023

The release from Cannonsville was dropped to 425 cfs. The spill from the reservoirs is over. The wind was tough yesterday but some people found fish on caddis (tan #18 and a few grannoms) in the afternoon. There were a fair number of March Browns spotted on some sections. The evening had strong Hendrickson spinner falls (a mix of #16 and #14). Today looks like similar conditions so it should fish the same. The wind will be up slightly but looks like it drops in the evening.

It’s cool again this morning but we’ll hit 76 degrees today. Mostly sunshine with a few clouds. The wind will be with us again 10 – 20 mph from the West.

Steve with a solid fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Frank and Ted landed some nice fish yesterday. Ted Smith photo
Larry’s fish was very healthy
John and Kiko with a spinner eater

What’s Hatching:
Dark Hendrickson – #16- E. subvaria (male)
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
Light Cahill – #14 – E. invaria
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp. (Dark)
Apple Caddis – #18 – 20 – Brachycentrus sp. (Light)

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY488 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY534 cfs43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY203 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY692 cfs53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,660 cfs55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY339 cfs52°
West Branch at 191 Bridge49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)373 cfs53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release425 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity100.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.7%