Delaware River Report: May 5, 2023

Yesterday fished a lot like Wednesday. Decent hatches with fish looking up. Some people are finding fish on streamers but the dry fly fishing has turned on. Blue Quills and hendricksons are making up the bulk of the hatch. Cannonsville is spilling 2,352 cfs with a release of 673 cfs. Oquaga Creek has dropped to 209 cfs s the runoff is definitely subsiding. That said floating is still the only option. Use your best judgement and extreme caution. Definitely wear a life jacket. The rivers are still high and unsafe for wading. There will be some wade opportunities in the headwater streams.

Today will be a little bit warmer hitting 57 degrees. We may see a few showers totaling .01″ of rainfall. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North again. it looks similar to yesterday.

Mike with a solid one yesterday. Tim Glynn photo
Art making it happen on dries to days in a row
Brian found some yesterday. Chris Brown photo
Dave with a good one. Steve Shen photo
A good father son day. Tim Glynn photo

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

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY3,130 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY3,940 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY2,550 cfs47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY4,630 cfs47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY9,180 cfs48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY1,210 cfs47°
West Branch at 191 Bridge47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)1,630 cfs48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release673 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity104%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity101.1%