River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – April 21, 2019

April 21, 2019, Author: Patrick Cook

The entire system remains high and unwadeable today. Again, we do not recommend floating in this water unless you are an experience rower. That being said, the river is clearing up and slowly dropping. Dry fly action is still a toss up today as to whether or not the fish will be taking them in high flows. Search slower parts of the river,  soft edges,  and eddy’s.  Streamer fishing should be much more productive today.


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 3710 42*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4870 43*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 4010 42*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 8330 46*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  15500 47*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 3270 47*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  1499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46*
Walton 2620 cfs 52*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity     a/o 10/7
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.9%   a/o 10/7
Main Stem at Callicoon 19900 cfs 49*