Gunpowder River Fishing Report

 

 

 

 

 

The river is currently flowing at 76cfs the water temp is 53 degrees. Despite the lower flows the river is remaining cold. Caddis and sulfurs are the way to go. Getting out early in the morning or in the evening has been the most productive time to catch fish. Throwing patterns such as an Elk Hair Caddis or Goddard Caddis have been working well. Something that sits very high on the waters surface has been producing the best results. The same goes for sulfur dries. Patterns like a CDC Comparadun and Sparkle Emerger have been working best. Fishing a dry dropper is a good idea as well. Dropping a size 16-18 Pheasant Tail or Quilldigon 1.5-2 feet of the back of your dry fly is a great way to do it. Don’t pass up terrestrial fishing. While it’s still early in the season small hoppers or ant patterns have been able to entice a couple of fish. Make sure to stop in the shop to stock up on some flies.