North Branch Potomac, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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North Branch Potomac, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get out there. Olives are around on cool wet afternoons. Small black caddis and small stoneflies too. Midges start becoming very importance.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 12 / 2021
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing North Branch Potomac is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Savage River Angler

Water flow: Ok

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: The fishing is fine all day long.

Best stretch: C n R areas, delayed harvest in the spring

Best access point: Wallmans, Laurel Run, Lostlands, Barnum

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Olives Caddis Midge

Fish species: Trout: rainbow, brown, brook, cutthroat

Fishing season: All year.

Nearest airport: Pittsburgh or Dulles (N. VA)

Person Fishing in a stream

North Branch Potomac River Description

The upper river is a freestone stream that runs through some beautiful country. Fishing regulations up there are delayed harvest, meaning it is put and take from June 1st - September 30th, and catch and release October 1st - May 31st. It's stocked heavily in the spring both by rail (dnr takes special cars on the railway that runs along the river as this is the only way to access the whole section of river ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry dropper and tightlining are gonna be best.

7-Day Forecast

Conditions should remain good. Call 1-800-628-9944 as soon as you see any poachers in the C&R water. Put it in your cell phone now.

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