River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook


Buckingham 7 a.m. May 19

The release from Cannonsville has been lowered to 600 cfs, which should open up more water for wading anglers.  Yesterday anglers saw a variety of bugs, depending on where they were.  The branches and Upper Main are still seeing Hendricksons, Blue Quills, BWO’s and Tan Caddis while the middle and Lower Main Stem are starting to get March Browns mixed in with caddis.  Most of the anglers we spoke with reported having targets from mid day on.  The forecast for today is calling for about 1/2″ of rain with winds out of the SE at 10-20 mph.


Tan caddis – #16-18

Blue Wing Olives – #18–24

Blue Quills – #16-18

Hendricksons #12-#14

March Brown #10-12



Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:


West Branch at Stilesville, NY  741 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  931 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY  758 cfs  52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  1620 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   3160 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY    681 cfs  54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release   600 cfs
 20 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)  435 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity    100.5%   a/o 5/11
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     100.3%   a/o 5/11
Main Stem at Callicoon  3760 cfs  58°