Great Summer Flows Spell Great Fly Fishing along the Gunpowder River in Monkton, Maryland

For those of you watching the stream gauge, we have positively wonderful flows along the Gunpowder river at 125 Cfs, the larger volume of water is also cooler than it was last week, (less time for sunlight to warm it up) from the catch and release section through Monkton at 54 F. Large flies can really help trick fish when covering water at higher flows. Terrestrials like hoppers, sized #8-12 and large foam beetles, in the #10-12 range are worth a shot.

Big Gunpowder River Bow

Don stopped in today and reported new Graffitti at Bunkerhill Rd access along the rock ledge pool. If you witness any vandalism or poaching in Gunpowder State Park, please give the NRP, (Natural Resources Police) a call at 410-356-7060 or 800-635-6124.

On a lighter note, he also released a 13″ wild brown that was carring a yellow tag in it’s back. If you’ve found any fish like this, please give us a call at 410-329-6821 or drop us a line at and we’ll forward the information to MD DNR Fisheries Staff.

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