Delaware River Report: May 17, 2022

Yesterday’s storms were scattered and a bit unpredictable. We had breif perids of rain and wind on the lower West Branch while other people had measurable amounts of hail. Overall the flows look good this morning with slight increases from runoff. The rivers are already dropping this morning. The West Branch is clear and still fine for wading and floating. The march brown hatch is picking up and we’re still seeing hendricksons, apple caddis, tan caddis, and a few quill gordons on the colder water sections. The hatching was decent on some rivers in between the rain. We’re going to be much cooler today with the air temp only hitting 63 degrees. That and the cooler night will help the water temps on the lower river sections. A mix of clouds and sun with wind 10 – 20 from the North as this front pushes through.

Harry stuck it out yesterday and was greatly rewarded
Art releasing a solid fish yesterday

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, NY582 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY378 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,280 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,980 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY602 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)490 cfs57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.2%