Gunpowder River Beetlemania…

The fishing has been red hot! It’s good to be on a tailwater! Flow is at 115 CFs, (a great level for wading). Remember that the river corridor is typically 10 -15 in degrees F. cooler than the temps you might see on the news. What better way to cool off then wet wading. Water temps are in the 62-65F throughout the catch and release area. Beetles, ants and small caddis have been working in very shallow riffles.Quite a few fish in the 9 to 14″ range have been reported this week.

The following stream reports are from Bryan and KIKI :

Message: Guys, I went out on Sun. and had some decent luck with hoppers and a nice 12″ on a black wooly bugger. The fish were not very active until late (8:00 pm – dark).

One word- “Beetlemania”!!! I fished above the bridge at Falls road and caught 9 brownies in the skinny water near the bank! I had a great day. Masemore was not so productive. Thanks! kiss more fish.

Long leaders are still important so tie on a 10-12 ft leader ending in 7x and get out and fish.

Note: Wet wading this weekend? We just opened up a few boxes of guard sox and SIMMS river sandals by KEEN that have sturdy toe bumpers and felt soles.