Delaware River Report: May 21, 2022

We had some additional rain again yesterday afternoon and again overnight but the river flows were unaffected. We’re pretty much starting off the same as yesterday morning. The warmer weather has bumped up the water temps a few degrees so check the temps if you’re fishing down the mainstem this afternoon. Caddis, march browns, sulphurs, and a few cahills have made up the bulk of the bugs. We are still seeing some hendrickson spinners in the evening. Summer weather will be back today with sunshine and the air temp hitting 90 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

Frank’s first fish on a fly. Samantha Dennis photo

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 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY543 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY341 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY865 cfs58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,690 cfs60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY444 cfs58°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)264 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%