Conditions are, shall we say, invigorating along the Gunpowder river. Water temp is 39 F, flow is good-the gauge is icing, but the Gunpowder river is still flowing in the 70-80 CFs range. Streamers are continuing to account for a number of fish between Masemore and Big Falls Rds. Stonefly nymphs like Red Butts and Princes sized #16-18 behind brighter patterns are a better bet from Masemore though Falls Rd. We’ve seen very few stoneflies this week but they are just around the corner. Stay tuned…
Fished from York Road to about a mile downstream after swinging by the shop and talking to Theaux. Water was clear and maybe a hair on the high side. Air temperature was low and I did see about a dozen snowflakes around 1:00. Around 2:30 a really fine hail started and the fishing turned off. No sign of surface activity at all–emergence or rises. I figure it was just too cold for any buggage to move. I landed a couple of pretty brownies–a 9-inch and a 12-inch. I was stripping a #8 white and mylar zonker and casting quartering downstream.