Delaware River Report: May 8, 2022

The release from Cannonsville has been cut a bit more and the flow at Stilesville is 549 cfs this morning. The Pepacton releases has also been dropped. The flow at Harvard is 429 cfs. 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. Today will be sunny with a high of 60 degrees. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North. We’re seeing a warming trend this week so the water temps should climb pushing the hatches.

Vito with a good fish yesterday. Steve Shen photo
Jeff Biller with a good one this weekend
Bill found some fish yesterday. 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, NY549 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY700 cfs41°
East Branch at Harvard, NY429 cfs43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY1,110 cfs46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,370 cfs46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY451 cfs46°
West Branch at 191 Bridge42°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)280 cfs47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release571 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.1%