The Gunpowder River is flowing at 120 CFs, is clear and 52F. Sustained winds through last Sunday worked on the shallow rooted trees along the banks of the Gunpowder leaving some new jams. Prior to the storm Gunpowder River flow was 117 CFs and 51.8 degrees F. While Irene only brought 4.59 inches of rain locally, a spillover event occurred at Pretty Boy Reservoir over the weekend accounting for high flows of 264 CFs and Gunpowder River water temps of 66.7 F. Monday flows and temps dropped along the river to 203 CFs and 62 F. Fly Fishing as flows are moving down is a great way to connect with larger fish. This weekend flows should stay close to the 120 CFS range- a great flow to get out and try your luck with Tricos, beetles and caddis. The shop is only 21 miles from the Baltimore Grand Prix, so if the drivers point their cars north, it should take them all of seven minutes, (at 180 miles an hour) to stop in the shop and try their fine motor skills on tricos mid-morning and still have plenty of time to put in some warm up laps in downtown Baltimore before attempting turn one.
Labor Day weekend hours:
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM.
The shop will be open Labor Day from 10AM till 4PM
Related Post Excerpts:
From Labor Day weekend Gunpowder Staycation, September 3, 2010
Labor day is upon us, and we have dry flies on parade along the Gunpowder River. Tricos, Olives and Caddis are still part of the mix. River levels have been a near perfect 115 Cfs with water temps in the 52 to 55 F range. Nymphing the riffles is always a safe bet, especially in the mornings. Terrestrial fishing heats up just about every afternoon…See us before your picnic this weekend!
From Fly Fishing the Gunpowder River Labor Day Weekend, August 31, 2008
Tricos are still present in the flats from Falls Rd through Bunkerhill most mornings. Caddis in the #16 range have been peeling off by afternoon and are a sure bet in the riffles. Small streamers along undercut banks will produce fish. Be on the lookout for Wild Turkeys and Blue Winged Olives in the upper catch and release section of the Gunpowder River on cloudy, warm days.