Monthly Archives: May 2005

Hundreds of rises…

The river is in great shape. It is clear and at 120 Cfs.  Dave just stopped in to report seeing a hundred and fifty rises in about an hour and a half yesterday at Masemore. He’s been fishing the river for 25 years and is out today enjoying the sunshine. Even cloudy days have been very productive and I can’t think of reason why YOU should not be fishing the Gunpowder-unless you ‘re primed to hear about how many fish your buddy caught this week, I’d drop everything and get up here.

The following are two more reports from lucky anglers from this past weekend-Thanks to Bill and Paul…

Message: Theaux – Lots of sulphurs in at least three sizes/colors below Falls Rd on Sunday. Fish were taking them, but were very selective; they seemed to key on the flies that were fluttering around, and ignored the ones that were just floating by. There were #14 light tan ones with fat bodies, #16 light yellow ones with thin bodies, and little #18-20′s that were almost white.

Message: Fishing the Upper Gunpowder this afternoon 5/23 from 4 to 5:30. Eight fish between us. Caught all on Sulfur Emergers size 14. Nice healthy fish from 10 to 14 inches. Saw a few Sulfurs coming off the water but no real hatch. Left at the first rain since we had the baby with us.
Paul and Leslie and baby Ana

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Sulpurs Aplenty…And we do sell rainjackets…

Think movement…
Lots of Sulphurs are tumbling down the riffles between the dam and Bunkerhill . The river continues to be at a great level for fishing at just over 2 ft on the gauge , that’s 122 Cfs-remember best levels for wade fishing are between 90 Cfs to 250 Cfs, water temperature is at a steady 52 F and the rain is actually helping folks get closer to fish…#14-18 traditional dun patterns have been accounting for more than a few fish. Elk hair caddis and feather-winged patterns sized #16-18 are great searching patterns.Try a soft hackle and phesant tail combo in the morning to get the kinks out. Long leaders in the 10 to 12 ft range will make a difference-keep in mind that we’re only casting at most two rod lengths of flyline with these long leaders…

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Caddis, Sulphurs and Pheasant Tails…

A few sulphurs…but the real story seems to be small x-caddis and slow water caddis in sizes #14-16 Small Sulphur wets are working and don’t leave home without emergers.

Loop wings and z-lon shucked patterns will do the trick… Flow is nice and low at 122 CFS-Remember 30 CFS? Water has warmed up to 52 F and we’re just a few evenings away from an epic spinner fall.

Note: Copper Johns sizes #14-16 and large, #10-12 soft hackles will trick fish in deep pools.

You’ve waited all year for… Sulphurs!

Rocky just returned from an action packed guide trip along the Gunpowder to report lots of fish rising to Hendricksons #12, Caddis#14 and #14-16 Sulphurs. How’s that for a triple threat? Flow is at 125 CFs, water temp is at 52 F and cloudy days are often times some of the most productive days an angler can hope for…see you on the stream…

Note: You’ve killed the crabgrass, mulched the beds-get out and treat yourself to some dry fly action.