Delaware River Report: May 24, 2023

There is no real change to the river flows this morning compared to yesterday. The Beaverkill flow dropped slightly bringing down the East Branch low a few cfs but it shouldn’t be noticeable on the water. We’re finding caddis early with mayflies coming a little later in the afternoon. Each river is fishing a little different except for the caddis. 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 and you’re more likely to be fishing spinners.

Today will be sunny hitting 76 degrees again. Sunshine early with clouds rolling in and a chance of afternoon showers. The rainfall total should be negligible at .07″. Wind will be 10 – 20 mph from the North.

Harry set himself up for this one with a hendrickson dry fly
Harry with a solid brown!
Nick is back at it this week. Steve Shen photo
Paul with a solid fish yesterday. Bruce Miller photo
Sean is back in on the action. Steve Shen 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, NY426 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY507 cfs44°
East Branch at Harvard, NY167 cfs53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY447 cfs58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,180 cfs59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY246 cfs56°
West Branch at 191 Bridge52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)201 cfs58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.8%