Delaware River Report: May 26, 2023

We’re coming off another cool night so it will a little bit for the water temps to begin to climb today. The sun is already bright but the wind should be half of what we dealt with yesterday. We’re finding fish on caddis mixed with with a few olives during the day. People are reporting some cornutas on the water along with a few Green Drakes. The #16 Hendricksons spinners are still hanging on the West Branch which is kind of crazy and awesome. The Sulphurs and Light Cahills are definitely picking up and will become more important each day. March Browns are hatching sporadically offering some big bug action if you’re lucky, It’s the time of year to carry a lot of different flies and be ready for just about anything. Especially in the evening as the sun and wind drop.

Today will 70 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North.

Charlie with a good one yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Leonard with a solid rainbow. Bruce Miller photo
Kenny making it two days in a row. Mike Daccurzio photo
Alex found some fish yesterday. Bennett Ragland 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, NY498 cfs42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY407 cfs55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,090 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY215 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)171 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity95.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.3%