Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summertime on the Gunpowder River

Fished the Gunpowder the last few days above Falls Rd.  Stream flows up to 75 cfs, a nice change from the 30 cfs or so we have had the last week or two.  Fishing has beendecent but not easy.  For whatever reason, our late Summer hatch of Tricos has not got rolling yet, and there has not been a ton of bug life otherwise.  Each day we see a few scattered caddis, tricos, and an olive or two, but nothing consistent.

Terrestrials have been a great bet, beetles, ants, and hoppers will all take fish.  We still have had a bunch of success on small nymphs fished short under an indicator.  Stremaer flies fished tight on the banks will catch fish too. We have had good luck on olive rabbit strip zonkers.  Hoping we will start to see some tricos in the morning and get some good dry fly fishing going.