River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

This season feels as though the weather reports have taken precedent over the fishing reports, but its finally starting to feel a lot more like May on the Upper Delaware. 

The East Branch, West Branch, and Main Stem are all currently wadeable, with Hendricksons and Blue Quills still present throughout the system. Spinners are falling in the afternoons and evenings under the right conditions. March Browns are starting to show on the main, with fish responding enthusiastically. The warm weather ahead should have them moving up through the system. Good numbers of Apple Caddis are being reported as well. This means having a nice Spent Caddis pattern in size 14 – 18 can be crucial over the coming weeks. 

Today we are looking at a high of 77 degrees here in Starlight, with a few clouds early, followed by some showers and potential thunderstorms this afternoon. Wind blowing SW at 13-20 mph. 

We are still closed to the public in conjunction with the current PA regulations, but shipping daily from our online store:

Feel free to call the shop with any questions about products, current conditions, or guided trips which are resuming today 5/15. 


Hendricksons – #12-14

Blue Quills (Paraleps) #16-18

March Browns #10-12

BWO #16-20

Apple Caddis  #14 -18

Grannom Caddis #16-18


Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1100 45*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1350 47*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 382 50*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2380 53*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  2580 51*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 547 52*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45*
Walton 520 52*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.7%   a/o 5/15
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%   a/o 5/15
Main Stem at Callicoon 3250 cfs 53*