Rain and Warmer Water on the Gunpowder River

Gunpowder River at Bush Cabin Run

Rain on the Gunpowder River is welcome this time of year. The River is flowing at 64 Cfs is 50.5 F and is clear above most of the tributaries throughout the Hereford Area of Gunpowder State Park. Large stonefly nymphs followed by a zebra dropper have resulted in a few fish this week. Streamer fishing is still productive by late afternoon. This downed Sycamore has new suckers along the trunk and base that show it still has some life left. Woody debris left along banks provide greater habitat and protect the banks from erosion. Note the color change in the River as water slows down along the deadfall. Please limit your wading this time of year to protect spawning habitat for wild browns and native brookies!

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