The Gunpowder river is flowing at 35 Cfs and is low, clear and 47 F. Fish have been looking up this week. Cloudy days have allowed folks to get a bit closer to the fish with patterns imitating tiny BWO’s and small midges. Nymphing with brassies and caddis larva is a safe bet in the riffles in the mornings. Please consider limiting your wading this time of year, use the excellent trail network along the creek, and target rising fish.
Thanks to Skye, Terry and Kiki for the stream reports and pics:
Caught this beautiful brown on 6x with a size 20 RS2 (that I picked up
from the muffin tins last week) trailed behind a size 16 prince nymph
this morning below the Falls Road bridge.
I have never been on the GP from York Rd downriver. (After having to thread my way for 20 minutes through some huge Hereford High School mega-sporting event, I thought: this sure better be worth it!) I had to hike ¾ mile to get away from the highway noise, but then I found some beautiful pools of rising fish. Caught several 8” brownies and lost a few more. All on size 18 BWO floater. And the river and the trees were absolutely beautiful! Saw about 5-6 hikers; not another person on the river until I hiked back out and found someone coming in at the bridge at York Rd – I said: I am turning this stretch over to you; may you love it the way I did.
I was up on the Gunpowder on Sunday and was trying out a new bamboo rod I had just received and had a great day! As you can see from the picture. I fished down stream from the Massemore Bridge and was lucky enough to be there as the Blue Wing Olives were doing their thing! I caught 6 nice little browns as I moved down stream. The flows were low but the fish were high!
I saw only two other anglers so I had most of the section to myself. Finished up the day above the bridge hoping for the midge hatch but it was not to be oh well…. A great day!
Kiss more fish,
Watch Your Step on the Gunpowder