Delaware River Report: May 18, 2023

The wind was rough yesterday but some people found fish eating on top. Nymphing was okay early but by mid afternoon there were some small hendricksons and caddis on the water. It surprised everyone. The lower river sections are seeing some March Browns, Gray fox, Light Cahills, and a few Sulphurs are starting. We’re coming off a very cold night so it may take a bit for the water temps to climb today.

It will hit 66 degrees today with sunshine. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South. That will feel like nothing after yesterday.

Jerry with a nice fish yesterday. Jeremy Shurites 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, NY456 cfs41°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY481 cfs41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY185 cfs48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY589 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,320 cfs53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY289 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)303 cfs50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release425 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity99.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.5%