Maryland's Gunpowder River

With their proximity to the Washington-Baltimore corridor, the tailwaters of the Gunpowder provide a the closest thing to a fantasy that trout fishing politicos and executives can find. They are home water for Washington Post columnist Angus Phillips. “Twenty-five years ago, it was just another mid-Atlantic gully connecting the bottom of Prettyboy Reservoir with the top of Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore’s main freshwater supply. In 1986, local trout fanciers came up with the idea of regulating the flow out of Prettyboy to encourage trout survival.”

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