River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019, Author: Patrick Cook

As expected yesterdays clearer water helped a lot. The lower part of the West had fish eagerly feeding on the surface. BWO, Paraleps, and Hendricksons.  The Hendricksons have been very spotty and weak. We expect them to really get going the latter part of this week. The water remains high so again, please use extreme caution when on the water.


Blue Quills (Paraleps) #16-18

BWO #16-20

Chimarra Caddis – Not very important as an Adult, but swinging little black soft hackles in riffs can be productive. #16 -18

Little Black/Brown Stoneflies – #14-18

Midges #20-26

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 3470 43*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4420 43*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3050 42*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5950 45*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  12000 45*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 2020 47*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46*
Walton 1980 cfs 50*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity     a/o 10/7
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%   a/o 10/7
Main Stem at Callicoon 15400 cfs 46*