Delaware River Report: May 20, 2022

We had an afternoon rainstorm that bumped the river flows slightly but every river is still in decent shape for wading. Yesterday’s wind wasn’t as bad as forecasted and the caddis came out with the sun. The march brown hatch seems to be improving a bit and the sulphurs are making there way up river. There are a few leftover hendricksons and hendrickson spinners in the evening too. Today will be warmer hitting 79 degrees. We may see .25″ of rain from some afternoon thunderstorms with wind 10 – 20 from the South.

Woody had a good day yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Ted Smith found a healthy rainbow yesterday

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – 16 – E. subvaria (male)
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 16 – Dark 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, NY578 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY395 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1000 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,590 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY459 cfs53°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)335 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.2%