These fishing reports were to good to keep to myself…Thanks to Russ and Greg for submitting them for all to enjoy.
Hit the GP at Monkton Rd. on Saturday night. The night started out with a few fish taken in the tailouts with a partridge and green off a size 16 brown caddis. At about 7:00 pm, the supher (duns) really started to become active. I brought a few more to net on a # parachute sulpher pattern. At 9:00 I landed my last fish. I was standing underneath a big open pool and had spotted a few fish sipping spinners. I put on a #16 rusty spinner on a 6X tippet. First cast, my fly gets sucked down. When I set the hook, I could immediately tell the fish had shoulders. By the time I brought it to net, I could see that is was a 17 inch brown. Beautiful fish, even though it was pretty dark at that point, with a nice full belly.
Theaux, here’s my report!
Sunday evening I hit the Gunpowder at north Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm. There were a few scattered clouds, no wind, air temp in town around 87 degrees and humid but on the river, 79 degrees. The water temp was in the high 50’s. Only saw an occasional rise but there was a nice sulphur hatch coming off and there seemed to be a fish in front of or behind every spot they should have been. I managed to hook and land 10 nice browns. Eight were caught on a size 18 trailing CDC emerger. One was caught on a size 16 elk hair caddis and the other one was on a size 14-parachute sulphur. I missed a number of other strikes. Most of the fish were in the 6” to 10” range but one was a nice 13 – 14”. Best short day of fishing on the Gunpowder for me in the 11 months I been in the Baltimore area. Almost reminded me of fishing the Yakima. Used my Sage center axis 2-weight rod, 12-foot 7X leader.
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