Savage River - Lower, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Savage River - Lower, Maryland Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get out and fish. It's mostly blue quills, so look for the best dry fly action after 1 pm.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 14 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Savage River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Savage River Angler

Water flow: Good

Visibility: 40 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Anytime you have a chance!

Best stretch: The one with nobody else fishing it.

Best access point: Access is found all along Savage river road. Just stay out from behind the houses. The locals protect their private property. If a land owner has both sides of the river, they also have the bottom, so unless you can levitate, stay clear.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Sulphur March brown Stoneflies Midge Streamers any time

Fish species: Wild brown and brook trout a few rainbows swim up and come over the spillway.

Fishing season: All year

Nearest airport: Pittsburgh Intl or Dulles Intl

Savage River, Lower Description

The lower river is a tailwater. It's wild brown and brook trout population combined with stellar hatches attract anglers from all over the east coast. It's absolutely as good a trout river as you'll find anywhere. Blue and red quills, midges, small stones, and bwo's provide most of the action before early June. Once we get into early summer you'll find sulphurs, caddis, and yellow sallies just about every ...

Techniques & Tips

Dry/dropper

7-Day Forecast

Some rain but hopefully conditions will stay great. Report fishing violations to MD DNR Police 1-800-628-9944.


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