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Fishing Report

Please be aware of Redds!! It is our job as anglers to make sure we protect the health of our fisheries for ourselves and future generations. Please know what a Redd looks like and keep an eye out on every trout stream you frequent. To play it safe, stay off the gravel in a stream whenever possible until April.

Here's some info and pictures if you don't know what to look for: http://www.ginkandgasoline.com/trout-fishing/dont-tread-on-my-redd-3/

 

4-15-17

Beaver Creek is fishing really well. Seeing a mix of bugs with a few Red Quills here and there, Lots of black caddis some days, Bwo's on cloudy days. Sulphur nymphs are getting ready to hatch so Micro Mayflys, Sulphur nymphs & Pheasant tails in size 14-18 are working well. Tons of scuds and cressbugs as well in the water. Size 14-16 olive and gray. Midges are always a producer as well. Swinging wets is good when you see black caddis.

 

4-15-17

Big Hunting is in great shape. Dry droppers with a stimi, parachute madam x or a parachute Adams and a copper john, heavy pheasant tail, zebra midges or a number of other small mayfly nymphs as your dropper. Blue quills and red quills. There's a few stoneflies still around and plenty of midges. 

 

3-31-17

Antietam Creek at Devils backbone park is fishing pretty well. They've recently stocked some fish and there are plenty of fish around the park. Midges, caddis, scuds and small bwo nymphs through the runs are a good choice. Small streamers will usually produce some fish. Midges coming off can be matched with griffiths gnat #16-20 and ICSI midges #18-22.

 

3-18-17 

Catoctin Creek has been a really good addition for a delayed harvest stream in the area. Stoneflies and midges are usually pretty abundant on sunnier days making for fun and pretty technical dry fly fishing. Basic nymphs and attractors will work on some of the recently stocked fish but the bigger fish that have been in there since the fall can be a little more technical. With water temps plummeting lately, fish have pooled up again. As things warm up and more bugs start hatching again, the fish will be back into feeding lies.