River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 21, 2018

April 21, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

We’re definitely beginning to see more bugs.  We’ve had several reports of good hatches of Blue Quills, BWO’s and even some Hendricksons over the last two days, but there hasn’t been many fish rising consistently.  We got mixed reports on the streamer fishing yesterday.  A couple of anglers reported decent streamer fishing on the Upper Main Stem with white streamers, while the reports we got from the Lower West Branch were marginal at best.  It’s supposed to warn up to a high of 53degrees with sunny skies and winds out of the NW at 10-15 mph.  The flow out of Cannonsville is being increased throughout the day from 1106 cfs to 1499 cfs at 3 p.m.


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  2270 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  2670 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY  1580 cfs  37°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  2550 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   6030 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY   960 cfs  37°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release   0 cfs
  1341 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  37°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)  1240 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity     102.5%   a/o 4/20
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     100.7%   a/o 4/20
Main Stem at Callicoon  7260 cfs  39°