Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
floating lines with clousers or poppers. Sink tip in deeper waters for bigger fish. Fish are feeding well but scattered. Groups of fish can be seen feeding on the surface in deep water as the juvenile alewives school and head to the St. Croix. See rising fish, you can catch them pretty easily.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 17 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Downeast Lakes is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: NA

Visibility: 42 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 73 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early and Late

Best stretch: Big, West Grand, Machias, Wabassus, Pocumcus, Syslodobsis, St. Croix

Best access point: Varies

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

caddis, alewife, crayfish, alewife, dragonfly

Fish species: smallmouth bass, salmon, togue, chain pickerel, white perch

Fishing season: Iceout into November

Nearest airport: Bangor International - Commercial / Princeton - Private Planes

Downeast Lakes Description

With more than a dozen cool, clear glacial lakes surrounding Grand Lake Stream in Eastern Maine, the region has become famous for world-class fishing for smallmouth bass. With the likes of Joe Brooks, H.G. Tappley, W.G Tappley, Harold Blaisdell, Dave Whitlock and numerous other fishing icons putting ink to paper, the Downeast Lakes Region of Maine fast became a first rate destination for "bugging" for smallmouth. ...

Techniques & Tips

Fish are scattered but feeding. crayfish patterns and top water are both working well.

7-Day Forecast

beautiful late summer weather is upon us. Fish are biting on the lakes pretty well. No pressure, no crowds, no people

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