The river is low at 34 Cfs, clear and 48F. The wind has made fishing tough the past few days. Fish are still responding to nymphs and streamers in riffles and pools. The lower river downstream of Bluemount Rd has more flow and has been easier to fish.Our latest report and picture comes
from our shop intern Max. Enjoy!
Hey Theaux, I was fishing below Monkton rd. access at 2 PM on Sunday when this monster fish inhaled my black wooly bugger. It fought for about five minutes, and it bent my 5 WT rod all the way to the grip! Another fisherman was on the trail behind me when I landed the fish, and was quite surprised when he saw how big it was. Definitely the biggest fish I’ve gotten on the Gunpowder.
I ‘d also like to mention that we’ve had a number of folks calling and stopping in the shop this week that have been dead set on fishing over spawning fish. This is a particuarly sensitive time for these fish and we do not condone fishing over spawning fish, heck we don’t even sell egg patterns, so please give the fish a break, let them do their thing unimpeded, and we’ll have a stronger population of fish next year.
If you’re not quite sure what these areas look like, Jason du Pont has provided us with a picture of an area that should not be fished, trodden upon, or disturbed in any fashion. The future of the Gunpowder’s healthy trout population depends on it.
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