Low water, spooky fish..try the lower river…

We have the lowest water of the season, make it the past few seasons, at 32 CFs, the water temp is warming a bit and it’s tough to get close to pooled up fish-even with 7x. Abandon all hopes of floating the river in any device. The fish are spooky throughout the catch and release section, so give the lower river a look. Access points such as Bluemount road , Monkton, Upper and Lower Glencoe and Sparks are certainly worth trying.

Little Falls joins the Gunpowder at Bluemount and adds a good bit of water to the river at the confluence. Streamers such as black woolly buggers and marabou muddlers sized #10-12 and large dries like Humpies, Wulffs and Hoppers in the lower river are a good bet. Plan on covering more water than you normally would in the upper stretches.