Gunpowder River Wild Fish Won’t Wait!

Gunpowder River Brown Trout

The Gunpowder River is flowing at 70 Cfs is 54.5 F and clear. Fish are looking up and taking small caddis, Bwo’s and Tricos. Bright days are tough on the water so find some shade in the sycamore groves or hemlock stand along the catch and release area. Longer leaders in the 9ft to 12ft range ending in 6x and 7x will help deliver the small flies accurately and drag free. Think short cast-long drift.

Thanks to Josh Reider for the great photos and Stream Report from August 19:

After fishing this morning I hooked into plenty of fish in the catch-and-release section of the Gunpowder. I caught some fish on the surface with a caddis and dropping a small reverse hackle trico pattern behind. The majority of the fish I caught was nymphing small Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, Black Copper Johns, and Caddis Pupa.You can get away with fishing 5X or 6X right now in riffles, but I would go to 7X in flat water. Flows are 94 Cfs–prime and should be taken advantage of…

Sustainable Wild Trout in Baltimore County, Maryland