River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

The reports we got from yesterday indicated a good day on the water.  Most anglers reported good hatches of Hendricksons, Apple Caddis and Blue Quills and they had at least a few targets.  There were also a few spinners around last night.  The upper Main Stem seems to be the most consistent at this point, but as a result, it is seeing a lot of pressure.  The fish are unusually picky for this early in the year so a good presentation is essential.  The forecast for today is calling for sunny skies with a high of 78 degrees and winds out of the ENE at 5-10 mph.


Little Black Stoneflies – #14-18

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

Blue Quills – #16-18

Hendricksons #12-#14

Apple Caddis  #14-16

Quill Gordon #12-#14  (Sporadic)


Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:


West Branch at Stilesville, NY  1610 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  1930 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY   758 cfs  46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  1690 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   4220 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY    685 cfs  50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1499 cfs
  117 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)   1070 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity    100.6%   a/o 5/7
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     100.4%   a/o 5/7
Main Stem at Callicoon  4580 cfs  50°