River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

We did a short float on the lower West yesterday afternoon and found a few fish willing to chase streamers.  White seemed to be the color that got the most attention.  We saw a few Blue Quills and BWO’s, but not enough to interest the fish.  We spoke with another angler who saw a couple of sporadic risers and a few more bugs higher on the West earlier in the day.  The release from Cannonsville is currently 393 cfs and will be ramping down throughout the day to 138 cfs at 10 p.m.  Currently 973 cfs is spilling over the top.


Little Black Stoneflies – #14-18
Blue Wing Olives – #18–24

Blue Quills – #16-18

Midges – #18-24 

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:


West Branch at Stilesville, NY  1350 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  1970 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY  2290 cfs  38°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  3830 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   7260 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY   1390 cfs  38°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release   393 cfs 7 am to 138 cfs at 10 pm
  973 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  38°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)  1640 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity     101.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     101.2%
Main Stem at Callicoon  8040 cfs  39°