Delaware River Report: May 7, 2022

The release from Cannonsville has been cut and the flow at Stilesville settled in at a steady 760 cfs. The Pepacton releases has also been dropped. The flow at Harvard is 753 cfs and falling. Wading and floating are now both possible throughout the system. Hendricksons, blue quills, and quill gordons are making up the bulk of the hatches. Apple caddis are definitely hatching on some river sections. Nymphing early has been the best bet until the hatches start in early afternoon. We may see some showers early but clearing in the afternoon. Total rainfall will be negligible at .11″. 52 degrees with wind 10 – 15 mph from the North.

Dave Z with a solid fish yesterday. Jeremy Shurites photo
Brian on the blog two days in a row! Tim Glynn 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
Apple Caddis – #16 – Brachycentrus sp.
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, NY760 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY913 cfs43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY753 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,460 cfs48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,860 cfs48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY511 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)310 cfs50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release725 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.1%