River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook
Ralph M. with a nice hendo eater.

There was a decent Hendrickson hatch on the Main Stem yesterday and there were some happy, hungry fish looking for them.  The gusty winds made it challenging at times, but if you were persistent, you could find fish willing to eat your fly.  The west also had a decent hatch of Blue Quills and BWO’s with some Hendricksons mixed in.  It should only get better over the next few days.  The forecast for today is calling for partly cloudy skies with afternoon thunderstorms and winds at 10-15 mph out of the WSW.




Little Black Stoneflies – #14-18

Black caddis – #16-18
Blue Wing Olives – #18–24

Blue Quills – #16-18

Midges – #18-24

Hendricksons #12-#14

Quill Gordon #12-#14  (Sporadic)


Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:


West Branch at Stilesville, NY  1770 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  2110 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY  1000 cfs  45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  1970 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   4720 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY    793 cfs  52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1499 cfs
  280 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)   1110 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity    101.1%   a/o 5/2
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     100.3%   a/o 5/2
Main Stem at Callicoon  5060 cfs  52°