The 28-32″ Wild Brown lurking in the Gunpowder was hooked again on a guide trip this morning. Jeff Lewatowski guided two lucky anglers to the monster fish.
Ants , caddis and beetles are still all the rage, water is at a 113 CFs and at a great level for wading and 58-60 degrees F in the catch and release section of the Gunpowder.Mornings have been very productive with small terrestrials and nymphs such as a pheasant tail in the #16-18 range. Plan on fishing even during passing showers.
we’ve had clear water even after heavy rains…
Thanks to Corbin and Stan for the following stream reports:
Caught and released a 16″ rainbow Sunday night. He hit a # 16 brown caddis. Many other chunky 12″ - 14″ browns also rising to caddis or hitting san juan worms in the riffles. Averaging 6 - 12 fish each time out. Pretty amazing fishing right now.
Fished up to the dam, and I’m going to say that there is definetley a lot bigger fish in general up there . Majority of fish were 10-14 inchs.I also saw many larger fish. A father and son were fishing and the father caught about a 11 inch brook trout .I saw it with my own eyes and he snapped a photo. I also saw a 3 1/2 - 4 pound large mouth bass(huge).Lots of fish caught, beetles mostly, cress bugs, copper johns and brassies, droppers the ticket.Action slowed down about 12:00 p.m.
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