Delaware River Report: May 19, 2023

The release from Cannonsville was cut back to 401 cfs. The small #16 Hendricksons are waning but we are still seeing some duns on the water. The spinners are definitely still in play. The caddis seem to be everywhere and we are seeing Light Cahills, sulphurs, some March Browns / Gray Fox, and olives. Everyone found targets yesterday afternoon. Today should be similar with a little more wind but also some clouds.

Today will be a mix of clouds and sunshine with the air temp hitting 70 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the South.

Dave landed some nice fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
Dark Hendrickson – #16- E. subvaria (male)
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
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)
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis spp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY377 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY477 cfs43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY176 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY551 cfs53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,270 cfs55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY272 cfs51°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)277 cfs53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release401 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity99.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.4%