The Fall stocking has been underway since the beginning of October! Now that the Put and Take area of the Gunpowder river, (from the Gas line between Corbett Rd and Upper Glencoe through Phoenix Rd) has some new residents it’s time to enjoy some beautiful weather and remarkably easy fly fishing and catching in Northern Baltimore County. The river at the Glencoe USGS gauge has dropped from a high flow earlier in the week of 1,220 Cfs/4.82 FT to an ideal 232 Cfs or 1.63 FT. Get out and give these bright hatchery fish some exercise! Bright streamers and heavy nymphs will do the trick.
Thanks to Don Cosden, Assistant Fisheries Director, for the encouraging words that Fall fishing in Maryland is heating up from the MD DNR Fisheries web page.
Streams are looking good and we will be stocking some nice fish so get out and enjoy the great fall weather. This is a great time to take a young person fishing. The creeks are easy to wade, the water is clear enough to see the fish and our hatchery trout are usually more than willing to cooperate.
You’ll also find information about preventing the spread of invasives like whirling disease and didymo, an 800 number for updated stocking information and details on the Catch a Poacher program on the MD DNR Fisheries web page.