The Gunpowder River is clear, flowing at 89 CFs and is 52 F. Caddis have been coming off this week in the #14-16 range. Hendricksons have been starting closer to 2:00 PM. High winds in the afternoon and the cooler temperatures that follow have delayed any concentrated spinner falls. You’ll find plenty of mayfly nymphs on the beaver chews upstream of Falls Rd. Bwo’s and grey midges are present but the didymo above Falls Rd had made the nymph fishing challenging. We’ve had good reports from streamer fisherman throughout the catch and release section and down into the two fish a day stretch. There are plenty of easy rainbows left from the second stocking at Glencoe and Sparks in the five fish a day section. Keep in mind that the stocked fish will eat and indicator quicker than the fly under it.
Thanks to Frank for his stream report from May 1:
I fished the Gunpowder today at the Massamore Road section. I was about 100 yards downstream from the parking area. I only fished for about an hour, but caught three browns.One was about six inches and the other two were about 10 to 12 inch range. I fished a size 16 red quill Gordon dry. The little one I caught stripping the fly back to me and the other two were caught on top. The fish are indeed looking up. I also made a couple casts in the pool at the parking lot and had a nice fish hit the fly as I was retrieving it. The red quill was the ticket.