Delaware River Report: May 18, 2022

The wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North today. We’ll see 66 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. That’s the real story after yesterday’s 20 mph wind. The rivers fished during the lulls with caddis, small hendricksons, and a few march browns. The wind made nymphing a good option by default when it was blowing. The runoff has pretty much subsided on the Eastern side of the drainage and the Beaverkill flow has dropped back under 500 cfs. It’s time to have some sulphurs in your box just in case. They can’t be too far off.

Sy with a nice fish yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Ted Smith with one in the net

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, NY516 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY303 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY848 cfs55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,730 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY403 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)267 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%