Gunpowder Stream Report and Great Feathers Fly Shop Blog

Great Feathers is a Baltimore and Gunpowder River area brick and mortar fly shop staffed by fly fishermen and fly tiers with a passion for the sport. Our blog posts provide you with the latest stream reports on the Gunpowder and interesting posts on fly fishing anf fly tying information.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Gunpowder River Fly Fishing Reports UPDATE! 5/18/08

Sunday 5/18/08
89 cfs at Falls Rd. station....T-Storms in forecast..breezy and perfect at 10:30 am.
Water temps 58-60 with gate change and dam overflow! Good news after last years' drought.

The Gunpowder spiked to 49 cfs at the Falls Rd Gauge this morning this should only make already good fishing better!
Sulphurs,Caddis, March Browns, Olives are hatching sporadically with the best fishing later in the day. For customer/friends ACCURATE reports please see and click on "message boards" on the left column. We never give a report to try to increase buissness and never will...our message boards are monitered for reliable information you can trust daily.

Update 05/12/08
The upper stream has spiked to 57 cfs and today looks a bit dismal.

Our friends and customers have been are some of thier reports!

Our customers usually say it best...

Some not so good reports from MD. DNR

Didymo found in the Gunpowder below Prettyboy Dam

An invasive and potentially detrimental algae known as Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) has been identified in the Gunpowder River below Prettyboy Dam. This algae, also known as 'rock snot', can have negative impacts on stream biota such as aquatic insects. It can also hinder reproduction of trout and other fish species. Anglers and boaters are asked to take the same precautions that were suggested for containing whirling disease and other invasive species. . Scrub all gear to remove mud and plants . Drain all water from bilges and livewells, don't move water from one area to another . We recommend the use of new 'sticky rubber' wading boots to facilitate cleaning, if you must use felts allow them to dry completely before moving to another waterbody.


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