Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rain and clear water on the Gunpowder

trout caught on an ant

Thanks to Gene for the fishing report and photos.

The Gunpowder is stable at 42 cfs, clear and starting the day at 54 degrees.

Following the push of water last week the river is back down to summer flows. Tributaries will add a little color to the river downstream from Falls Rd. Despite that the river is relatively clear until Little Falls at Bluemount Rd. Fishing with beetles, ants and small hoppers has been productive in the mornings especially. Small caddis size 18’s are coming off in the mornings and evenings. Tricos have been inconsistent as of yet this season.

evening on the lower river

Beginners Fly Fishing School

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday August the 20th a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.

Beginners Fly Fishing School

Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Saturday August the 19th a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.