Another week of wildly changing weather - from accumulating snow last Monday to temperatures in the 70s just two days later!
A check with the USGS website on Monday morning showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 842 cubic feet per second, which is above the average level for May 7 of 499 cfs over 104 years of record-keeping. The minimum flow was 219 cubic feet per second on May 7, 2001; and the maximum flow recorded on May 7 was 3700 cfs in 1989. Water temperatures this past week ranged from a low of 41 degrees F last Tuesday morning, to a high of almost 60 degrees Fahrenheit later on Derby Day (Cinco de Mayo).
Fishing activity on the Beaverkill continued to be good this past week - more browns and rainbows in the 16 - 17-inch size range were taking small Adams, size #16. In addition to Quill Gordons, a good hatch of Hendricksons occurred on Friday afternoon, May 4.
The East Branch Delaware River at Fishs Eddy was flowing at 2060 cubic feet per second, which is above the average level for May 7 of 997 cfs over 63 years of record-keeping. Water temperatures this past week ranged from a low of 41 degrees F on Tuesday morning to a high of 57 degrees F on Saturday afternoon.
The West Branch Delaware River at Hale Eddy was flowing 2040 cubic feet per second, which is above the average level for May 7 of 667 cfs over 54 years of record-keeping. Water temperatures remain cold on the West Branch this past week, ranging from a low of 40 degrees F last Monday and Tuesday mornings to a high of 48 degrees F on Wednesday afternoon.