River Report / Conditions April 11, 2011

Hard to believe I went outside of the shop and couldn’t see my breath today!! There was decent insect actvity yesterday until the wind picked up a bit. A few rising fish were seen as well!  The exciting news is that the Paraleps (Blue Quill) are out, and there were some good numbers on the West Branch yesterday, but still not many fish looking up for them due to the water temps. We are still seeing Chimmarra caddis and little black stones, but the Baetis vagans are still absent – let’s hope that changes! Here are your flows:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,830 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,520 cfs @ 40º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 611 cfs @ 43º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,150  cfs @ 44º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
5,500 cfs @ 43º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,250  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 100.8%