River Report / Conditions April 12, 2011

We hit 80 degrees here in Starlight / Hancock yesterday, and today we wake up to 47 – April in the Catskills, what can we say? Good day yesterday on the water before the wind picked up – LOTS of stoneflies of varying sizes (all the way from 18 to 12), and FINALLY:

Baetis vagans male dun. Photo by: Bart Larmouth

Cell phone shot, so sorry for the fuzziness – but they are here! As soon as a few more start popping the fish will really turn on. Wiley took two great guys from Switzerland out over the last two days, and they boated some beauties – photos to follow soon!

Here are your current flows:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,880 cfs @ 38º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY
2,590 cfs @ 41º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 627 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,260  cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY
6,140 cfs @ 46º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,160  cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level 100.8%