River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

Low water conditions and a good mix of bugs have made fishing a bit more technical. Studying rise forms and micro currents in the feeding lanes should be an integral part of your approach to rising fish. We’ve got some precipitation in the forecast which should help give the water a bit of color for the weekend.

The fly shop is now open for curbside pick-up and limited foot traffic. We are looking forward to seeing you all and hearing how your season has gone thus far.

Feel free to call the shop with any questions about products, current conditions, or guided trips which resumed on 5/15.


Hendricksons – #12-16

Blue Quills (Paraleps) #16-18

March Browns #10-12

BWO #16-20

Apple Caddis  #14 -18

Grannom Caddis #16-18

Rusty Spinner #12-18


Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 534 45*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 676 48*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 263 52*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1040 52*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  1940 57*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 492 54*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52*
Walton 562 56*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.1%   a/o 5/20
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%   a/o 5/20
Main Stem at Callicoon 2570 cfs 57*