Baltimore County, Maryland, September 15-16, 2007
A report from Jin for
I fished Gunpowder River above Falls Road over the weekend with Trey, a friend from Wyoming, that was in town to attend a wedding. The wedding kept the ladies busy so it gave the men the opportunity to fish in the morning.

Saturday was overcast, with air temperature in the 50s and water temperature at 61 degrees. We arrived at the river around 7am expecting tricos but found fish rising small, tan mayflies in Size18 to 20. There were sporadic caddis and olives flying around.

We both caught couple browns on top with paranymphs but the fishing slowed down around 10am and that's when we left.

On Sunday, we arrived at the stream around 8am, fished one of the lower pools for a couple of hours before taking a walk up through the gorge. Here, the fishing picked up considerably.

The first hole I stepped into--I landed three browns in five casts. It was fast and furious for about an hour with both of us landing a ton of fish. Unfortunately, we had to leave to make it to a wedding.

We hiked backed to the car, drove down to the church, changed from our waders to suits in the parking lot, and made it with 30 minutes to spare. I'm told this happens all the time in Wyoming.

EQUIPMENT: We used 4 weight rods and floating lines. Smallish flies.

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. Turn left onto 137 (Mt. Carmel Road). Turn right at Mazemore. Cross the bridge and follow the road until it hits Bunker Hill Road.Turn left and follow until it hits Falls Road. Turn left onto falls Road and follow until it crosses Falls Road bridge. There are several parking areas along Falls Road.