Chunky Browns, Streamers and BWO’s

Gunpowder River Wild Brown Trout
The Gunpowder River is flowing at 191 CFs, is clear and 47.5 F. With the reservoir at full pool and spilling over, the river is still behaving more like a freestone than a tailwater. It has been moving up slightly with each passing rain shower and is still pushing a bit. Be sure to use the trails, limit your wading and stop by the shop and pick up a few lite-brite zonkers and a mini-sinktip before hiking down into the boulder pools. Reports of fish taking Blue Winged Olive patterns in the flats were still coming in this afternoon. The mild weather some lucky anglers took advantage of this week should be sticking around through the weekend so get out while you can. Pictured above is a chunky wild brown released by Capt. Jeff Lewatowski. Thanks to Tom for the stream report from the first week of December:

Hey Theaux – Good to see you yesterday. Got a chance to get out today and for the first time, took two strung rods with me. Carried one broken down on the backpack. Streamer on one and snowshoe bwo from the shop on the other. Had several nice 11″+ fish on the streamer and a handful of smaller fish on the olive. Even had a visit from a bald eagle. He perched up high about 30 yds away and hung around for about 30 minutes. An awesome day on the river.

Tom