River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018, Author: Patrick Cook

Yesterday was a good day to be on the water.  The bugs started early with a lot of spinners over the river early in the day on the Lower West Branch.  By 8 a.m. there were good numbers Blue Quills on the water at Shehawken and later on, the Hendricksons, BWO’s and a few March Browns showed up just to keep things interesting.  Most anglers we spoke with reported multiple targets throughout the day on the West, Upper East and Main Stem.  The Lower East remained dirty yesterday and a few anglers reported taking a few fish on streamers.  The forecast for today is calling for partly cloudy skies in the a.m. transitioning to sunny skies in the afternoon with light and variable winds.  As a reminder, Winterdale Road is scheduled to close for repairs today, so the detour will be in effect.


Tan caddis – #16-18

Blue Wing Olives – #18–24

Blue Quills – #16-18

Hendricksons #12-#14

March Brown #10-12



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West Branch at Stilesville, NY  969 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  1450 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY  1150 cfs  51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  2660 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY   5340 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY   1240 cfs  52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release   834 cfs
 136 cfs Spill
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A  50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)  733 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity    100.2%   a/o 5/18
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity     100.3%   a/o 5/18
Main Stem at Callicoon  6690 cfs  53°