Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Gunpowder River Fly-Fishing Heating Up

The last few days of warm weather have brought with them some good fly-fishing on the Gunpowder River. On a trip Sunday upstream of the Falls Road access we enjoyed good success while fishing with nymphs. Water temps were still a bit chilly in the low 40’s, but the fish were active.

Sean Dalenbarg caught this nice rainbow on a bead head pheasant tail nymph size 16. He also caught several browns in the 10 inch range, and one brown trout near 15 inches which narrowly escaped by running under a log.

This brown we caught must have been lucky enough to shake free of a raptors grasp. Notice the claw marks on his back. He was nearly a meal for a hungry Osprey. Fishing should continue to get better as temps warm up. We did see a few black stoneflies, and a few blackflies. These hatches can provide some consistent good fishing as we see them more often through March. Hope to see you all out fishing soon.

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