We’ve had great reports the past few days from folks already fishing terrestrials with success..Find some shady banks between Masemore and Bunkerhill and hold on.
Water level is in great shape at 147 Cfs and water temps are on the rise at 54F. Expect that the river will continue to warm up quickly until the trees start leafing out. A Baltimore County biologist stopped in during lunch and mentioned that during his sampling this week, he’s seen lots of Hendrickson nymphs that are ready to push through their wingcases.Until the hatch, best bets are soft hackled pheasant tails #14-16, during the hatch, try either a #14 thorax pattern or a #16 CDC pattern. Cream Midges sized #20-22, and Bwo’s sized #16-18 are still important and should be in everyone’s box by now.
Note: Capt. Jeff Lewatowski guided a nice group of ladies from the Chesapeake Women Anglers this week. One of the lucky ladies caught an honest 15″ Brown just below Masemore.