Delaware River Report: May 20, 2023

The river flows throughout the system are basically the same as yesterday morning. The hatching should also be similar but maybe a little earlier in the day due to the cloud cover and potential light rain. Waning #16 Hendricksons are still around but we definitely saw fewer yesterday than previous days. The spinners are definitely still in play. Caddis have been great at times offering some daytime shots at rising fish. We are seeing Light Cahills, sulphurs, some March Browns / Gray Fox, and olives.

Today should be the first rain we’ve seen in a week. The total forecasted rainfall is only 1/4″ so it will be negligible. The cloud cover will be nice to see. the air temp will hit 69 degrees with wind 10 – 15 mph from the South.

Beth with a nice one yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Dan had a good day out there. Mike Brewer photo
Dan and Kiko with another one yesterday. Mike Brewer 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, NY473 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY170 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY540 cfs55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,240 cfs57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY274 cfs53°
West Branch at 191 Bridge53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)258 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release401 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.3%