Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Heating Up as the Gunpowder River Drops

The river is flowing at 24Cfs, and is 55 F. The river should be low and clear for sometime as Prettyboy Reservoir is given a chance to recharge. We saw many flyfisherman from the Northern Virginia and DC area taking advantadge of low flows and great Fall Flyfishing weather this past weekend.
Gunpowder River, Falls Rd access at 24 Cfs

Most of the catches over the weekend were on brassies, small midge larvae patterns and small streamers. Falls RD through Masemore RD access points were red hot hot but with lower flows forecast through the week, it would be prudent to seek out fish below the confluence of Little Falls at Bluemount RD downstream through Monkton RD.

Thanks to Craig for the following stream report.

I just wanted to let you guys know I appreciate the complete and accurate updates on stream and fishing conditions on your website. I drive up from Dulles so it’s nice to know ahead of time what’s happening.

Fairfax, VA