North Branch Potomac, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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North Branch Potomac, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Mostly nymphing during the day and then dry fly action after 3 pm Little stones in the slicks at the back end of the pools are what you wanna look for in the afternoon for your dry fly fix right now. ' Eggs are gonna be a good part of your double nymph in the future...
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 4 / 2016
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing North Branch Potomac is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Savage River Angler

Water flow: High

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: late

Best stretch: C&R areas, delayed harvest in the spring

Best access point: Wallmans, Laurel Run, Lostlands, Barnum, Peidmont, McCoole, Black Oak

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Black caddis 18-20 Winter stone 20-22 midge

Fish species: Trout: rainbow, brown, brook, cutthroat

Fishing season: All year.

Nearest airport: Pittsburgh or Dulles (N. VA)

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North Branch Potomac River Description

The upper river is a freestone stream that runs through some beautiful country. Fishing regulations up there are delayed harvest, meaning it is put and take from June 1st - September 30th, and catch and release October 1st - May 31st. It's stocked heavily in the spring both by rail (dnr takes special cars on the railway that runs along the river as this is the only way to access the whole section of river ...

Techniques & Tips

Double nymphing and streamers. Dry fly action in the afternoon. Dry dropper is a great way to fish right now!

7-Day Forecast

It's always a great day on the water. Call 1-800-628-9944 as soon as you see any poachers in the C&R water. Put it in your cell phone now. PJ For fresh reports, videos, and pictures of recent days on the water or to contact me, check out our facebook page. and the website

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