River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

With a fair amount wind, and hatches sliding into a more transitional period, yesterday’s fishing leaned a bit more towards the technical side.  Fish are still filling up on Hendricksons, but having a good selection of olives, mayfly spinners, and spent caddis in your box will be helpful while we wait for the next round of hatches to strengthen.

The fly shop will re-open for curbside pick-up, and limited foot traffic this Friday 5/22. We are looking forward to seeing you all and hearing how your season has gone thus far.

Feel free to call the shop with any questions about products, current conditions, or guided trips which resumed on 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 1550 44*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2140 46*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 728 49*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1830 53*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  4400 54*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 690 58*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48*
Walton 810 52*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.7%   a/o 5/15
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%   a/o 5/15
Main Stem at Callicoon 5120 cfs 56*