River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019, Author: Patrick Cook

Despite some adverse weather yesterday, all the anglers I spoke with got into fish. Water temps are starting out much warmer today,  however the wind is going to help keep the bugs off the water. On Wednesday I floated and saw my first Redquill of the season. We are getting heavy thunderstorms tonight, and the reservoirs will continue to spills. No alewives have been reported spilling over. Surface temperatures need to be about 51* to get alewives ready for spawning. Judging by Stilesvilles temperatures, the surface is no where near that.


Blue Quills (Paraleps) #16-18

BWO #16-20

Chimarra Caddis – Not very important as an Adult, but swinging little black soft hackles in riffs can be productive. #16 -18

Little Black/Brown Stoneflies – #14-18

Midges #20-26

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 2460 41*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3110 42*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2380 41*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4250 43*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  7970 44*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 1220 44*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46*
Walton 1400 cfs  
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.5%   a/o 10/7
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%   a/o 10/7
Main Stem at Callicoon 23000 cfs 42*