Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Although many lakes remain open for artificial lure/fly catch and release fishing, the smallmouth fishing is slowing down. Ice fishing will be here before you know it and we will see you here again in April 2018!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 15 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Downeast Lakes is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: NA

Visibility: 42 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 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:

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

Fishing season: Iceout into November

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

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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

Casting streamers above the dam on West Grand is producing salmon this week.

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