Delaware River Report: May 22, 2022

Yesterday was as advertised – hot and sunny. Most of the early dry fly action was on caddis and morning spinners. Nymphing was best during the heat of the day but there were some hatches again in the evening. Tan and apple caddis, march browns, sulphurs, and a few cahills are making up the bulk of the hatch. The release from Cannonsville was bumped slightly to 450 cfs. Today will start off sunny with some afternoon storms. We’ll hit 88 degrees with wind from the south 10 – 20 mph. We’ll cool down overnight. The lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem at Lordville all peaked just under 70 degrees yesterday and are starting off in the mid 60’s today. If you plan to fish those rivers this afternoon check the temps first.

Amanda with her first fish on a fly yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo
Art found some good fish 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, NY440 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY569 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY341 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY807 cfs64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,660 cfs66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY375 cfs64°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)225 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release400 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%