Delaware River Report: May 9, 2022

The warmer air temp and sunshine bumped the water temps throughout the system and some river sections had good hendrickson hatches yesterday. We are also still seeing blue quills, and quill gordons. Apple caddis are definitely hatching on some river sections – especially on the sunny days. The West Branch at hale Eddy finally peaked over 50 degrees. It’s been a cold Spring until now. The rivers are in great shape for floating and wading. We’re starting off cool this morning but should see the air temp hit 70 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North. That should definitely help the water temps.

Boris enjoying yesterday’s sunshine. Steve Shen photo
Teresa with a nice fish yesterday. Bob Lewis 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, NY540 cfs42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY664 cfs42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY390 cfs48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY900 cfs50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,940 cfs51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY249 cfs50°
West Branch at 191 Bridge45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)249 cfs50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release571 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity97.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity99.1%