Delaware River Report: May 9, 2023

Same situation as yesterday. Cannonsville is spilling 1,357 cfs with a release of 0 cfs so we just have spill and runoff in the West Branch this morning. That’s no problem and won’t be noticable on the water. The tailwaters are still in great shape for floating but remain high for decent wading. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in great shape for wading. Overall everyone did well yesterday with a mix of hendricksons and caddis. The bright sun and warmer temps pushed the bugs a little later and made the hatch a little thinner but it was enough to get some fish going. Definitely have your spinners today!

Today will be slightly cooler hitting 66 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. Wind 5 – 10 mph from the North.

Rob and Jeremy Shurites with a great one yesterday
Dave with a good one towards the end of the day. Steve Shen photo
Jason found fish with son Evan on the West Branch. Their first Delaware Trout! 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, NY1,310 cfs51°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY1,700 cfs58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY1,460 cfs46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY2,460 cfs49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY4,630 cfs54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY705 cfs50°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)934 cfs52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release0 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity102.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity100.7%