Mountain Laurel in bloom along the river
The Gunpowder is at 163 cfs, mostly clear, particuarly Masemore up to the dam. Water temperature starting the day in the high 40’s rising to the 50’s.
Not much has changed, still sulphurs and caddis hatching, the river is not being affected by heavy storms much. Ant’s are definitely worth casting along the banks.
Enjoy the weekend!
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Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Saturday June the 22nd a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 10:00 – 1:00pm. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.
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Falls road bridge
The Gunpowder is at 161 cfs and 52 degrees, very clear.
Whilst other rivers around have been up and down from heavy storms the Gunpowder has been steady. More of the same in terms of hatches (sulphur, caddis, midges) but the smaller sulphurs, E Dorothea, are more common now, these typically hatch later in the day through the evening.
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On Saturday June the 8th, Scott Rep Ken Lagerveld will be hosting a rod demo day at the shop from 11 – 2. Please stop by, talk fishing and cast some rods!
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Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday June the 9th a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 10:00 – 1:00pm. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.
The river is at 173 cfs and gin clear with temp’s 50 F. The recent marked drop in water temperature is due to warm surface water being replaced with frigid water pulled from the 55 foot gate of the dam.
The fishing has been great so far this spring. When water levels allow, fish are now stacked in the riffles and faster water. Trout are eating sulphurs size #14-18 and tan caddis #14-18. For those lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, the dry fly fishing has been exceptional. Midges have been keeping trout occupied through the morning. Fishing tends to improve in the afternoon once the water warms a bit triggering mayfly and caddis hatches.
The shop will be open all weekend from 10 till 4 this Saturday and Sunday and 10 till 5 on this Monday, Memorial Day.
The Gunpowder River is flowing at 214 Cfs is clear and 54 degrees F. Caddis and Sulpurs are in full swing. While it has not been warm enough for “epic” spinner falls we are seeing quite a few drop in very close to dark. Mid- morning and late afternoon into evening fishing has been productive with caddis and caddis emergers in the #14-16 range and Sulphur patterns, from nymphs, emergers and duns in the #12 -16 range. We have many patterns in the muffin tins on the front counter the guides have been using this week. Just quick look at the fly towers reveals that we have over 30 sulphur patterns and 16 caddis patterns to chose from. When faced with choosing between being hemmed up inside cleaning out the garage, mowing the lawn or going fly fishing for wild trout on the Gunpowder on a beautiful spring weekend the answer is clear…
The Gunpowder River is flowing at 211 Cfs and is 53.5 degrees F. Caddis and Sulphurs are making their presence known as are plenty of wild fish. With the forest in full leaf out This spring don’t wait to go fly fishing on the Gunpowder! We have just received close to 100 dozen dry and wet flies including duns, spinners and hard to find caddis and sulphur emergers from expert tier Mike Bachkosky. Hint: The ones that work best are in the muffin tins on the front counter and won’t last…