Delaware River Report: May 17, 2023

The wind has been tough all week, including yesterday. It did drop towards evening and we had Hendrickson spinners (#14 – 16) hit the water before dark. There are still a few Hendrickson duns on the water but the caddis (grannoms #16 & Hydropsyche #16 – 18) have been the mainstay during the day. There are some March Browns and Cahills beginning to show up on more river sections too.

We have good cloud cover this morning but should see more sunshine in the afternoon. The air temp will be much cooler hitting 54 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the North

Bob with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

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, NY462 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY498 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY191 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY642 cfs55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,400 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY313 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)343 cfs55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release425 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity99.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.6%