Saco River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Saco River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Hatches have resumed mornings and evenings. Fresh water has made trout active and fish have relocated to new holds in the river. Get out and explore!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Saco River is currently Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: see usgs for current flows

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: late morning and afternoon to evening

Best stretch: Conway to Maine line

Best access point: Covered Bridge at Davis Park or behind the Conway Police Station

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Red Quills, Yellow Sallies, Saco Caddis

Fish species: Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: Late March through mid-October

Nearest airport: Portland ME

Saco River Description

The Saco River emanates from Saco lake in Crawford notch. From there it flows southeast through the towns of Bartlett, North Conway and Conway before flowing southeast into Fryeburg ME. The river is a freestone mountain stream from Crawford Notch through North Conway. Below there the river slows with sandy stretches and log jams. Throughout it's NH course the river is crystal clear providing excellent dry fly ...

Techniques & Tips

Fish duns or spinners mornings and evenings. Add a dropper in size 18 to better your chances. Tight line nymphing during the day is highly effective. Leaders in 6x will yield best catches.

7-Day Forecast

Rain has freshened the river. River is now prime for wade fishing. Saco Slams (brook, rainbow, brown) are common. Fish morning and evening when river water is cooler.


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