Delaware River Report: May 4, 2022

We’re seeing some scattered showers this morning but the rain total should be negligible at 1/10″. Cloud cover, 63 degrees, and wind 5 – 10 mph from the South make this look like a good day on paper. Hendricksons, blue quills, quills gordons, and little black caddis are making up the bulk of the food. The hatches have been a bit spotty but the bugs are there. The water temps are creeping up so hopefully that pushes the hatches.

The West Branch at Stilesville is a steady 1,360 cfs. The reservoirs have stopped spilling. There are now a few wade opportunities over here if you’re a strong wader and careful. It’s not ideal but it’s something. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in perfect shape for wading. Click on the links below for the latest flow information

Nicky Bulleit back at it this week. Steve Shen photo

What’s Hatching:
Dark Hendrickson – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson – #12 – E. subvaria (female)
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Quills – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Little Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Little Black and Brown Stonefly – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx fasciata & Brachytera sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive– #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY1,360 cfs44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,600 cfs45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY978 cfs45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,680 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY3,570 cfs50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY539 cfs51°
West Branch at 191 Bridge44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)358 cfs54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release1,499 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity99%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.5%