The Gunpowder river is flowing at 66 Cfs, is gin clear and cold at 52F. Mixed hatches of cream midges, Bwo’s, caddis and a few #19 Sulphurs are spurring wild fish to look up-prompting folks to try their luck on the river with dries. With the holiday approaching the river is surprisingly quiet. Nymphing with #16-18 pheasant tails trailed by a zebra midge in the mornings is a safe bet. Switch gears instead of swinging streamers, slide on an indicator at about twice the water depth and cast upstream and dead-drift a zonker along the log jams.
Thanks to Kiki for the pic and stream report!
I spent the day on Sunday on the Gunpowder and here is one of the many browns I caught in the Falls Road and Masemore sections. Raised a huge fish down from whale rock-he bumped my caddis twice and would have nothing to do with it but good news plenty of them did. I threw mostly cream caddis, gray midges and even some zebra midges. I am anxiously awaiting the tricos to get going. My only wish is that the flows remain where they are right now….ah a girl can only hope!
Kiss more fish,