So…. the semester started and with it my other job, limiting my fishing for a few weeks. The days I have been out, though, it’s been pretty stellar.
Three things to note if you are going out. The first is a fact, the second two are my observations. First, the water is LOW. Second, tricos are abundant. Find a hatch and you will find good fishing. Usually mornings and slow pools are your best bets. Third, try a beetle. I had a ridiculous half hour of fishing right before I had to leave this afternoon with a beetle pattern. Caught a bunch of browns and this (apparently stocked) rainbow.
I don’t get too excited about the size of stocked fish, but with the sparsity of large fish on the Gunpowder, it’s nice to hook into a fish that pushes 14 inches. You’ll have to take my word for it though, since this is the only shot I got.