River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

Fishing has remained consistent despite the bright sun and windy conditions. Fish are feeding well on caddis and the remaining Hendricksons which are still hatching in decent numbers. Spinner falls are dependable in the late afternoon/evening. Presentation is becoming a key factor with flows dropping and clearing throughout the system.

Its shaping up to be a beautiful holiday weekend with temps in the low 70s and winds averaging 5 to 9 mph.

The fly shop will re-open tomorrow, 5/22 for curbside pick-up and limited foot traffic. 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 – #12-16

Blue Quills (Paraleps) #16-18

March Browns #10-12

BWO #16-20

Apple Caddis  #14 -18

Grannom Caddis #16-18

Rusty Spinner #12-18


Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 597 45*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 872 46*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 310 48*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1170 52*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  2490 54*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 527 51*
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 47*
Walton 720 53*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3%   a/o 5/20
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.3%   a/o 5/20
Main Stem at Callicoon 3250 cfs 54.5*