Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Weatherby's
Fly Fishing Map of Downeast Lakes, ME
Bookmark and Share
Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
floating lines with clousers or poppers. Sink tip in deeper waters. Pickerel in the weeds or muddy shores...Dragon flies hatching like crazy. Fish edges of weed beds where dragon flies are present with poppers. Shallow and weedy on one side and deep water on the other.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 9 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Downeast Lakes is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: NA

Visibility: 42 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 73 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early and Late

Best stretch: Big, West Grand, Machias, Wabassus, Pocumcus, Syslodobsis, St. Croix

Best access point: Varies

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

caddis, alewife, crayfish, alewife, dragonfly

Fish species: smallmouth bass, salmon, togue, chain pickerel, white perch

Fishing season: Iceout into November

Nearest airport: Bangor International - Commercial / Princeton - Private Planes

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Downeast Lakes Description

With more than a dozen cool, clear glacial lakes surrounding Grand Lake Stream in Eastern Maine, the region has become famous for world-class fishing for smallmouth bass. With the likes of Joe Brooks, H.G. Tappley, W.G Tappley, Harold Blaisdell, Dave Whitlock and numerous other fishing icons putting ink to paper, the Downeast Lakes Region of Maine fast became a first rate destination for "bugging" for smallmouth. ...

Techniques & Tips

Switching to summer tactics now that the hot weather is here and the spawn is done. Fishing structure, points, drop offs on warm lakes. Fish deeper pools and current lines in rivers as fish will hold for food to come to them.

7-Day Forecast


Save Email

Add Your Fishing Report