Baltimore County, Maryland, April 22, 2007
A report from Jin for
Fished the Gunpowder River today down by York Road. I hit the stream around 7am--air temperature was 47 degrees with water temperature in the low 50s. It looked like the river was flowing at about 100 to 120 CFS.

Fishing was pretty slow. I fished the slower runs with a size 18 paranymph and got one fish fast but then nothing until around 10:30am when I was ready to walk off the water. Got three takes on the same fly but my slow reaction kept me from hooking up.

Bug activity picked up a bit as air temp warmed. I saw a couple of caddis, couple of mayflies but couldn't tell what they were (size 18 to 16 maybe). Spotted one March Brown or Brown Drake. A BIG FLY (size 12 to 14). I fished all the way up to the riffle where you hooked your fish last year. I was hoping for some Sulphurs and rising fish.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-95 towards Baltimore then left onto I-695 to Towson. Take Exit 24 and merge onto I-83 Timonium/York, PA. Take Exit 27 Mt. Carmel Rd/MD-137 toward Hereford. You will see a gas station at the top of the ramp. Keep right, follow sign for E. Hereford and merge onto MD-137 Mt. Carmel Rd. The road comes to a T intersection in town. Go left and follow the signs to Bunker Hill Rd. and Gunpowder Falls State Park.