Sign up for the Gunpowder River Shocking Survey

Sign Up for the Shocking Survey

Thanks to Mark Staley for the shocking survey update and invite:

We plan to conduct our annual electrofishing survey of the Gunpowder Falls tailwater on the following dates:

Sept. 27—Dam/Falls Station
Meet 9:30 am at the upper lot on Falls Rd.
Backpack electrofishers-2 or 3

Sept. 28—Masemore Station
· Meet 9:30 am at the Masemore Rd. lot
· Barge shocker

Sept.29—Bluemount Station
· Meet 9:30 am at the Bluemount Rd. lots and carpool down the NCR trail to the station.
· Barge shocker

Chest waders will be necessary for those who want to participate in the electrofishing. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe, however not everyone will be able to participate in the actual electrofishing.

Bring your favorite net and electrofishing gloves if you have them.

Please disinfect your waders before attending if you have been in other waters recently. We will provide disinfectant for those who need it at the beginning and end of each day to help prevent the spread of didymo, etc.

Contact us at the office: 410-442-2080 & 301-854-6060 or cell 240-344-7352 if you have questions about the survey or the schedule. We will try to keep the schedule as firm. High flows and heavy rain will require us to reschedule.

Please respond if you are going to help so we can plan accordingly.


Mark Staley
Central Region Manager
MD DNR Inland Fisheries