Delaware River Report: May 23, 2023

The water levels are the same as yesterday and the weather looks similar. Overall people had a decent day with caddis early and different mayflies depending in what river section they were on. We’re seeing more March Browns / Gray Fox on the Mainstem but they are staring to show on the West along with Sulpurs. Cahills are also out on some sections. The #16 Hendricksons are on their way on the way out but we are still seeing a few and fish are eating them. The spinners have been way more important than the duns this week.

Today will be sunny hitting 76 degrees. We may see a few clouds. wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

Joel and Art had a decent day yesterday
Joel and Art on the blog the second day in a row

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, NY426 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY511 cfs43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY173 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY480 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,250 cfs58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY264 cfs55°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)220 cfs56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.9%