Olives, Caddis and a few Rainbows in the Gunpowder

Gunpowder River Hookup
The Gunpowder River is flowing at 124 CFs is 54.5F and clear. Blue Winged Olives are still coming off mid-morning in the flat water. Leaders in the 10ft to 12 ft range ending in 6 or 7x have been necessary to trick the wild fish. With rain in the forecast better fishing days are ahead of us. More rain means more spillover-more flow and ultimately, less selective trout. Hard to believe that it is 64 degrees mid-November! Fly fishing after noon with tiny Caddis are still worth a shot. Those intent on swinging flies are finding no shortage of leaves out there. A safer bet is to dead-drift streamers underneath an indicator-especially around the log jams! Judging from my float this past Saturday with Patuxent RIVERKEEPER Fred Tutman there are still quite a few stocked fish in the lower river that are holding in deep pools.