Big Gunpowder Falls River, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Big Gunpowder Falls River, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The waters in the Gunpowder are at a great level.The summer brings hot mid-day temps which should be avoided. Best times are mornings and evenings. Try ants, beetles and hoppers. Best results have been from swinging wets. Use a dropper rig! FYI- Maryland only allows two hooks per rig!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 28 / 2014
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Big Gunpowder Falls River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
GreatFeathers, Inc

Water flow: 108

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 51 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Heat of the day

Best stretch: Northern section above Falls Rd.

Best access point: Masemore Rd.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, terrestrials,caddis, Yellow Sallies

Fish species: Trout, Rainbows and Browns

Fishing season: 15

Nearest airport: BWI

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Big Gunpowder Falls River Description

The Gunpowder River Located in northern Baltimore County, The Gunpowder River has remained a trout fishermans favorite. This river is a tail water which means that its source is controlled by a dam and in this case, the Prettyboy Dam and the reservoir hold the water that flows into the river. The river starts at the dam and travels many miles and deposits into the Loch Raven reservoir. Loch Raven is one of ...

Techniques & Tips

Swinging wets and dry fly activity should begin when the waters recede! The sulphurs and other mayflies should be coming off. The rains and late spring have backed up all of the hatches and now we should be back on track!!

7-Day Forecast

We are getting into the typical summer pattern where the beautiful warm days are finished off by thunderstorms. Be wary of the storms! The fishing is hitting its stride and the conditions for the week are perfect. Check the flows and the weather before going and enjoy!! Terrestrials are working very well! Tricos have started!

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