Delaware River Report: May 24, 2022

The cooler nights have helped the river temps. Most rivers are starting off a few degrees cooler than yesterday. The flows have dropped a bit from the runoff subsiding and everything looks good this morning. We should se a mix of clouds and sun early changing to mostly clouds in the afternoon. 70 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the south. It looks like a good day to be on the water. We’ve been fishing a mix of caddis and spinners early with more mayflies in the afternoon into the evening. March browns, f=gray fox, sulphurs, and cahills are making up most o the hatch. The colder river sections are still seeing some #16 Hendricksons.

Steve with a solid fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Bennett found some in the evening. Samantha Dennis photo
Bob in the sunshine yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Eric with a really good fish yesterday. Marc Dejong photo

What’s Hatching:
March Brown – #10-2xl – M. vicarium
Gray Fox – #12-2xl – M. vicarium
Sulphur – #16 – 18 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
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, NY592 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY382 cfs55°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY823 cfs59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,730 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY336 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)211 cfs60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%