Monthly Archives: March 2007

Bush Cabin Run Replanting Effort

Join MDTU and a gang of volunteers Saturday, March 17th at 9:30 AM at the Masemore Rd access for a stream restoration project along Bush Cabin Run, a major tributary of the Gunpowder River.Want to get involved? Please give Martin Eisman a call at 410-377-0522.

Cheasapeake Favorites Fly Tying Class by Gunpowder River Guides

Join us for a Chesapeake favorites tying class that focuses on Chesapeake Bay fly patterns. Jeff Lewatowski will be teaching this class for intermediate tyers. Cost of the class is $45 per person, and includes the use of materials, please bring your own tools.The class is limited to six and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at info@backwaterangler.com to pre-register.

Gunpowder River Down from 1,700 Cfs to 195 Cfs

We’ve had a lot of water moving this week, after a major rain event on Thursday that triggered a big melt along the entire Pretty Boy Watershed we saw flow rates as high as 1, 700 Cfs in the Gunpowder river.

Distant Dam

Over the weekend, the river returned to a normal state, (Typically under 275) CFS) So, this morning at 6:15 AM the USGS gauge read 195 Cfs and the river is still dropping. As the river drops, fish become very active, so plan a few hours on the river this week, and bring some small streamers in the #6 to #10, stoneflies in the #14-16 range and soft hackles in the #12-14 along.Come on up, the waters fine.

Gunpowder Favorites Tying Class by Gunpowder River Guides

Join us for a Gunpowder Favorites Fly Tying Class. Jeff Lewatowski will be teaching this class on Gunpowder River fly patterns for intermediate tyers. Cost of the class is $45 per person, and includes the use of materials, please bring your own tools.The class is limited to six and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at info@backwaterangler.com to pre-register.

The Gunpowder River at 1,200 Cfs…

Jason du Pont was out scouting the river yesterday. This video short shows whale rock, the gauge pool boulders under water, and the river at Masemore Rd about four feet below the bottom of the bridge.

A view of the Gunpowder River at Masemore Road, Falls Road and below Prettyboy Dam during an extremely high flow.

Gunpowder River out of its banks at 1,220 Cfs and climbing

Thanks to USGS, we don’t have to risk life and limb giving the river a look.A historical look at peak flows will bring you up to speed on past flood events since 2000.The river is out of its banks along its length. Abandon all hopes of fishing until the river quiets down. If you’re driving up to give us a look, Take I-83 instead of York Rd if you’re travelling from the South, because Little Falls just registered a gauge reading of 1, 410 Cfs and Lower Glencoe road at York rd is currently closed. Typically, the river does clear up, even from these peak flows in just a few days. One of the best times to fish the river is as flows are dropping from the mid-300 CFs range so give it a few days, and think about all that fishing you’ll be doing in the Spring.