The Gunpowder River is in great shape for fishing and has been continuously improving throughout the month. At Falls rd, the river is flowing around 70 cfs with water temps ranging from the low to mid 50s.
There is quite a bit of didymo on the rocks at the moment, which can cause frustration while nymphing. Luckily there has been good opportunity for dry fly fishing this month, particularly in the upper portion of the catch and release section. In the past two weeks we have seen the first of the annual sulfurs and fish seem more than happy to pick them off. The heaviest hatches are yet to come, but its worthwhile to bring your sulfur patterns to the river from here on out. Swinging a wet fly is a great way to cover water and kill time while you search for rising fish.
On cooler days, when sulfurs are inactive, we have also been seeing a number of fish rise to small midges usually in the size 20-24# range.