Delaware River Report: May 6, 2023

Yesterday was another good day. Blue Quills and hendricksons are making up the bulk of the hatch with strong numbers of apple caddis on some sections. There were rising fish throughout the system. This has been a good week for dry fly action. Cannonsville is spilling 1,906 cfs with a release of 673 cfs. Oquaga Creek has dropped to 152 cfs. Floating is still the only option on the tailwaters. The Willowemoc and Beaverkill will have some wade opportunities now. Wading on those rivers should improve over the weekend.

We’re hitting a warming trend with the air temp going to 65 degrees today. Mostly sun with a few clouds. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. There is no rain in the forecast for this coming week.

Jim with a nice one. Samantha Dennis photo
Larry and dolly with a nice dry fly fish. Art Bartholomew photo
Mike on his second day in a row. Tim Glynn photo
Dan found some fish yesterday. Mike Brewer photo
Jim with a chunky brown yesterday. Samantha Dennis photo
Art and Larry with another on a dry yesterday

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, NY2,670 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY3,300 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY2,270 cfs47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY4,060 cfs47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY7,880 cfs49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY1,110 cfs47°
West Branch at 191 Bridge47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)1,390 cfs48°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release673 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity103.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.9%