River Report/Conditions

River Report / Conditions – May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020, Author: Patrick Cook

Today we’ll have a mix of clouds and sun, with temps in the lower 70s and winds SE at 7-10 mph. Good flights of tan and apple caddis have been a consistent occurrence throughout the system, starting in the afternoons  and lasting well into the evening. Blind casting March Browns in the seams and riffles has been productive when surface activity hits a lull. Hendricksons are still hatching in fair numbers, and spinners can be seen regularly in the evenings.

The fly shop is now open 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

March Browns #10-12

BWO #16-20

Apple Caddis  #14 -18

Tan Caddis #14 – 16

Grannom Caddis #16-18

Sulphurs #14

Rusty Spinner #12-18


Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 534 45*
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 828 50*
East Branch at Harvard, NY 357 52*
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1120 52*
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  2280 58*
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 9 473 56
Cannonsville Reservoir Release    
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 56
Walton 822 56*
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 99.3   a/o 5/23
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.2   a/o 5/23
Main Stem at Callicoon 3100cfs 60*