Saco River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Saco River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Saco River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: see usgs for current flows

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 6-9AM and 6-9PM

Best stretch: Bartlett to Conway

Best access point: First Bridge Park - River Street in Bartlett

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Crickets, Ants, Saco Caddis, BWO

Fish species: Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: Late March through mid-October

Nearest airport: Portland ME

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Streamers with sink tip or full sink lines. Heavy nymph rigs to tight line nymph.

7-Day Forecast

Season is now closed. Reports will resume in the Spring once the ice leaves the river


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