Near Perfect Flows, Streamers and Wild Fish

Fall Fishing on the Gunpowder River
The Gunpowder River is clear, flowing at 110 Cfs and is 54 F. Streamers have been the ticket this week as flows have moderated since spillover at Prettyboy during Hurricane Sandy resulted in widespread flooding of the upper river corridor. The gravel has shifted again and we’ve lost a few wash stations. Otherwise the river is fishing fine- with streamers being the most effective flies in the catch and release area. Tiny BWO’s are also worth a shot in the flat water between pools above Falls Rd. Small pheasant tails will also turn a few fish in the riffles. One thousand new, bright rainbows were stocked in the put and take-five fish a day section of the Gunpowder River. Accordingly, some of these fish have already moved up into the wild trout, two fish a day and catch and release, artificials only section of the Gunpowder River. Be sure to take advantage of the mild days ahead and get outside and fish a local wild trout stream.