River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook


Yesterday was another tough day out there.  The anglers who were successful certainly worked hard and put in their time.  I’m sure there were some sore shoulders this morning from throwing streamers all day.  Streamers again seemed to get the most attention from the fish.  We heard a variety of colors ranging from white to black to olive and every combination thereof that seemed to work at times.  The one thing that seemed to be consistent was that the size of the streamers was small to medium (3-4″).  There were definitely bugs around, but surface activity was limited.  We heard from several anglers that there was a very good BWO hatch on the West Branch.  Hendricksons, caddis and Blue Quills also made an appearance in various locations.  The forecast for today is calling for rain and snow mixed with a high of 50 degrees and winds out of the NW at 10-15 mph.


Congratulations to the winners of the FUDR One Bug and thank you to all of the participants for supporting FUDR and the Delaware River!


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  1920 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  2430 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY  1270 cfs  40°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  2560 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   5740 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY   1030 cfs  42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1499 cfs
  438 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  41°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)   1370 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity    101.1%   a/o 4/27
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     100.1%   a/o 4/27
Main Stem at Callicoon  6240 cfs  44°