Delaware River Report: May 21, 2023

The rain soaked into the ground adding nothing to the river flows. The release from Canoonsville was bumped slightly to 450 cfs. We’re seeing some left over #16 Hendricksonsin the colder river sections but they are coming to an end. The spinners are still offering some fishing in the evening. Caddis have offered the most daytime shots at rising fish. We are seeing Light Cahills, sulphurs, some March Browns / Gray Fox, and olives working their way up the system.

We have clouds this morning but they should burn off leaving us with sunshine this afternoon. We’ll be warmer hitting 73 degrees with wind 10 – 20 mph from the North.

Camille Shen with a rainbow. She inherited her father’s fishiness. Now booking her for the 2043 season
Jason with a nice rainbow 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, NY421 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY520 cfs44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY170 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY535 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,240 cfs57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY272 cfs53°
West Branch at 191 Bridge55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)255 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release401 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.3%