Spring Weather and Rising Trout on the Gunpowder

The Gunpowder is at 41 cfs, 50 degrees Farenheit and gin clear below the dam, carrying some color in the lower sections of the river.

As water temperatures steady around the ideal 50 degree mark, the fish have been very active. We’re still seeing quill gordons around Masemore to Big Falls. Sulphurs have been coming off above Masemore up to the dam. Caddis are sporadically hatching throughout the river, swinging a pupa pattern or partridge and green soft hackle in the riffles has been working well. The didymo is breaking up, especially above Masemore up to the Dam, making nymphing tiresome. Better throw a parachute dry or an phuny emerger to rising fish.