Delaware River Report: May 23, 2022

The flows are up slightly from yesterday’s storms but the rivers are still at decent levels for wading. The West Branch is clear and 675 cfs at Hale Eddy. The weather has cooled down and we should see the air temp peak at 68 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. There have been caddis and spinners on the calm mornings. The hatching was good after the first storm passed through. It shut down after the second storm towards dark. March Browns, gray fox, sulphurs, olives, and cahills are now on the water.

Steve during one of the storms. Steve Shen photo
Joel with a solid fish yesterday during a sunny period. Art Bartholomew photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 –
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 cfs45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY675 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY507 cfs57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,060 cfs62°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,940 cfs65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY407 cfs62°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)267 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%