Androscoggin River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Androscoggin River, NH
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Androscoggin River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The fall bite is on! Water temps are in the low 60's and fish are feeding heavily on a variety of nymphs and even some dries. Dry droppers in the riffles and longer nymph rigs in the deeper pools have been the ticket to consistent hook-up's. Look for Green caddis worms to do the trick early in the day with Isonychia working all day, but better after noon. Cold nights and cool days might transition feeding times to later in the morning. If fish aren't biting when you it the water early don't despair keep fishing, the bite will happen!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 18 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Androscoggin River is currently Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 970in Errol 1,280n Gorham check www.usgs.gov for updates

Visibility: 26 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: morning and evening

Best stretch: Errol NH to Pontook reservoir and Berlin NH to Gilead ME

Best access point: Errol dam, Pontook dam, Gorham, Shelburne, Gilead

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Isonychia, green caddis (Rhyacophiloidea fuscula), BWO, Golden stoneflies,

Fish species: Brook, Brown, and rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, and Small-mouth Bass

Fishing season: Year round from Sawmill dam in Berlin to Maine From Berlin points north January 1st to October 15th

Nearest airport: Portland Maine (PMW)

Androscoggin River Description

The Androscoggin River emanates from the outlet of Lake Umbagog in Errol NH. From there the river flows south until it hits the White Mountains in Gorham NH. Here the river takes a southeastern course into Maine. The river's upper stretches from Errol to Berlin consist of a mix of fast rapids, long riffles, and slow water. This water contains rainbow, brook and brown trout. Landlocked salmon can also be found, ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing and dry droppers, a purple haze dry with a small to large pheasant tail underneath has done well. Caddis nymphs, pheasant tails and Prince nymphs are all working well on a right angle or tight line nymph rig. If you do fish in the evening Golden stonefly patterns on the surface and swing should produce. Alway be prepared for caddis hatches as well. If rain hits be ready for a streamer bite. Buggers and Zonkers are often the ticket.

7-Day Forecast

Highs in the upper 60's on thursday, lower 70's on friday and upper 70's through the weekend. check www.noaa.gov for details!


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