The Gunpowder river is flowing at 240 CFs is clear and 56 F. Folks have been venturing out this week with streamers, large terrestrials and a few tricos. The river post-storm is still moving right along at about twice the median flow. If you’re coming up to see the newly revised river, limit your wading and plan on using the trails to get around. Tricos and olives are about mid-morning from Lower Falls Rd to Bunkerhill. If you’re imitating the small stuff be sure to use a 12 ft leader as it’s tough to get a decent drift in such high flows with anything shorter. We’ve lost a number of wader wash stations along the creek and have spoken to the Ron Klauda from the Invasive Species Task Force about getting some replacement stations and we’ll be moving a few to service high traffic areas in the next day.
Here’s a note from a returning staff member, Jennie Lindqvist. A Towson geography grad originally from Finland and now a Monkton resident, (pictured on the left fly fishing the Teno River, Finland) is getting reaquainted with the Gunpowder after spending her fair share fishing for salmon in her home waters in Finland.
After last week’s floods the Gunpowder river is returning to fishable flow. The water should be back to its gin clear state in the next few days. With cooler weather, the Gunpowder should be ready for some prime fishing this weekend. We’ve had reports of good catches on streamers, San Juan worms, and beetles. Please be careful accessing the water as the banks along the river can be steep and soft from the erosion caused by the flooding river. This is a good time to make use of a wading staff to keep yourself steady. A wading staff will also help you check the depth of the water and locations of any new holes that might have been created. Backwater Angler is working with the State Park to organize a clean up effort of the trails and other areas soon. We will post the information as soon as it is decided upon and hope to see many anglers joining the effort.