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
Caddis season is well under way. When fishing dries you'll interest many more fish if you develop the twitch drift. You can accomplish it by keeping your rod tip high after you mend your line. As your caddis imitation drifts along on the current twitch the tip of your rod slightly so your fly dances a bit on the surface, only an inch or two at a time. They will often ignore a perfect drag free drift but a twitch or two along the way will drive fish crazy and convince them they have to have your fly.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing East Outlet Kennebec River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

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

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day.

Best stretch: The entire river is full of salmon and brookies.

Best access point: 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:

Olive body caddis, Green body and some orange body caddis. Giant black stoneflies are also hatching and golden stones are just beginning to show.

Fish species: Brook trout, landlocked salmon

Fishing season: Fly Fishing Only / November 1 - March 31 - Fishing limited from Dam to the Beach pool

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

Twitching your dries about on the surfce is key to attracting fish when they are not actively feeding. Nymphing can also be very productive and produces some of the biggest fish. A golden stone with a caddis pupa dropper is getting a lot of attention. But dries are now in fashion and it's all about caddis, caddis, and more caddis.

7-Day Forecast

There are now daily caddis hatches. It can be dries dries all day long. Golden stones are now hatching in good numbers. It's time to dust off the Stimulators. The Maine Guide Fly Shop is open for the season. Before you head for the river check current water flow at Brookfields NEW Flow site: https://safewaters.com/facility/27

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