Delaware River Report: May 27, 2023

Today should be the lightest wing day we’ve seen in quite a while. We’ll have bright sun but at least we’ll have no wind. Sulphurs and Light Cahills, March Browns, and cornutas are hatching – plus we’re seeing the odd Green Drake on the water. Tan caddis are showing in good numbers still during the day. Dark Blue Sedges #14 are out in the evening (Psilotreta sp.). Plus the #16 Hendrickson spinners are still on the the Upper West. 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 even warmer hitting 78 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be light and variable.

Beth with a great one yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Pete with a nice brown. Samantha Dennis photo
Peter with a good fish in the sunshine. Tim Glynn photo
Jeremy Shurites 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, NY159 cfs53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY382 cfs56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,060 cfs58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY201 cfs54°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)157 cfs55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release450 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity95.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98%