Savage River - Lower, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Savage River - Lower, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Streamer fish this spillway flow! Look for the sulphur spinner fall in the late evening. Fish dry flies or high stick nymphs. Dry dropper? Yep
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 14 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Savage River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Savage River Angler

Water flow: Good*spillway flow today and probably next day or two but dropping. Conditions should be great

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day long! Go get em!

Best stretch: Pocket water

Best access point: Access is found all along Savage river road. Just stay out from behind the houses. The locals protect their private property. If a land owner has both sides of the river, they also have the bottom, so unless you can levitate, stay clear.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulphur March brown Quills Tan caddis Yellow sally Midges Midges Midge Streamers any time

Fish species: Wild brown and brook trout a few rainbows swim up and come over the spillway.

Fishing season: All year

Nearest airport: Pittsburgh Intl or Dulles Intl

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Savage River, Lower Description

The lower river is a tailwater. It's wild brown and brook trout population combined with stellar hatches attract anglers from all over the east coast. It's absolutely as good a trout river as you'll find anywhere. Blue and red quills, midges, small stones, and bwo's provide most of the action before early June. Once we get into early summer you'll find sulphurs, caddis, and yellow sallies just about every ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry dropper or tightline nymphing. As flows drop a bit more over the coming days look for dry fly action to get really fun.

7-Day Forecast

Flows may increase so keep an eye on the gauge. Report fishing violations to MD DNR Police 1-800-628-9944.

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