River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

Another tough day yesterday.  Most anglers we spoke with reported seeing a good number of BWO’s, some Blue Quills, a lot of caddis and a few Quill Gordons, but the fish never came to the surface with any degree of consistency.  The streamer bite was also generally slow.  A couple of anglers managed to get the attention of a couple of fish by dead drifting a streamer under a bobber.  The forecast for today is calling for sunny skies with a high of 65 degrees and winds out of the SSE at 5-10 mph.

If you’re in the area on Saturday, stop by the shop to see our friends from Sage as we host their On the Water Tour.


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  1920 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  2310 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY  1010 cfs  38°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  1920 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   4850 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY   876 cfs  39°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release   1499 cfs
  467 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  37°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)  922 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity     102.5%   a/o 4/20
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     100.7%   a/o 4/20
Main Stem at Callicoon  5190 cfs  43°