Delaware River Report: May 25, 2023

There were decent bugs and a stiff wind yesterday. Despite the wind people found fish willing to eat. Caddis were sporadic mid day offering some shots. We’re still seeing a few Hendrickson spinners in the evening on sections of the West Branch. Cahills, sulphurs, march Browns, and Gray Fox are picking up. A few Green Drakes have been spotted this week so have the big flies ready just in case.

Today will be cooler peaking at 65 degrees. We’ll see mostly sunshine with a few clouds. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.

Kenny with a nice one yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Sean making it happen two days in a row. 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, NY503 cfs42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY429 cfs55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,130 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY234 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)188 cfs55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity96.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.5%