Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Downeast Lakes, Maine Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Tolling for salmon on West Grand has been solid for large salmon.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Downeast Lakes is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: NA

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: High Noon

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

Best access point: Varies

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

alewife galore

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

Fishing season: Iceout into November

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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

troll hardware and streamer flies on the surface

7-Day Forecast

smallmouth tapering off, salmon excellent until close October 25. Catch and release only starting tomorrow.


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