Cool Down On The Gunpowder River

Alex's Gunpowder Brown
A heatwave brought daily highs into the mid to high nineties in Northern Baltimore. The Gunpowder, which has leveled out at an ideal 150 Cfs between 50-53 degrees, is a perfect place to cool down on a hot day. The recent gate change last week has created more opportunities for anglers seeking hatching bugs and dry fly fishing throughout the day. Reports from guides, clients and anglers over the weekend detailed good morning and midday fishing on the surface. The evenings are still best, but fishing for a few hours at any time of day can be productive. Fishing nymph tandems under an indicator or swinging wets will yield more fish, and larger browns. The brown above was caught by Alex McCrickard, a few days before he left for a Summer of guiding in Wyoming.


Here are some photos from the past few days on the Gunpowder. I caught some nice fish during the sulphur hatch including this 15 inch brown last night right before dark. The sulphurs are now a size # 16 – 18. Nymphing with a size # 16 or 18 hares ear nymph has been deadly in the afternoons.


Gunpowder River In Late May