Gunpowder Fishing Report, 4/6/2015

As I suggested in my last post, the Gunpowder feels like it is just on the brink of fishing really well.  Flows are good, and water temperatures are in the mid-40’s.  I feel like we should start to see fish rising any time.  I didn’t see a single rise yesterday, but I did see a couple Hendricksons (I believe) in size 14ish along with a large number of midges.  (I did hear reports in the shop of trout rising to midges, but I can’t confirm that.)

Brown trout caught flyfishing the Gunpowder
Pretty, wild brown trout

Seeing no rises, I had success with nymphs imitating both Hendricksons (really Hare’s ears) and midges.  Fishing faster water yielded nothing, but when I focused on deeper pools I found the trout to be feeding eagerly.  I am hoping that the rain called for this week doesn’t send the river too high–if it doesn’t, I think we see some good fishing soon.  As it stands, take your opportunities as you get them, because you never know what tomorrows weather is going to bring.  That’s the reality of spring fishing on the Gunpowder.

Underwater trout photo
Crazy lighting, almost looks like I put a spotlight on the trout. I didn’t.
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