East Outlet Kennebec River, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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East Outlet Kennebec River, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
During caddis hatches there are lots of cripples in the film of the water. Emerging caddis patterns work very well if fish aren't taking your dry. Fish are starting to pay more attention to soft hackle wet flies with a slow downstream swing.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 7 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing East Outlet Kennebec River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: call 800-557-3569 for daily flows

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 70 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early morning and late evening

Best stretch: From the dam to the Y-Pool

Best access point: From Rt 6 &15 bridge. There are public parking lots on both sides of the bridge. Both lots have porta potties. There is a road on the north side of the river with access points for about a mile. The rest of the river is hile in only. The south side of the river is hike in only. You'll see fewer anglers on this side.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

tan body caddis, black body caddis, golden stones

Fish species: Brook trout, landlocked salmon

Fishing season: April 1st - October 31 - Fly Fishing Only

Nearest airport: Bangor International Airport

East Outlet Kennebec River Description

Starting at Moosehead Lake on Rt 6 & 15 between Greenville & Rockwood, the East Outlet flows 3 1/2 miles over boulder strewn riverbed to Indian Pond. A prettier stretch of water is hard to find anywhere. The East Outlet falls under Fly Fishing Only, 1 fish law, May through September. An extended season keeps the outlet open through October with catch & release regulations in effect.

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Techniques & Tips

Some caddis are still hatching early mornings and evenings.The drag free drift isn't your only option. Fish often feed on crippled caddis bounching about on the surface. At the end of your drift try skipping your caddis upstream a few feet then dead drift it back over the same water. The skip will get their attention and the drift back will get the fish.

7-Day Forecast

The fall drawdown of Moosehead Lake has begun. Flow has doubled and currently at 2200 cfs. This flow will begin to attract spawning salmon and brookies. The river should have salmon throughout before long. Be sure to stop by the Maine Guide Fly Shop for up to date info and supplies. Be sure to check current water flow at; http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=st&op=ME

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