Posted on August 14 2014
The big news for this fishing report is a good rain storm. We received 1 1/2 inches of rain over the last 24 hours and the rivers should all be high and getting higher. I checked the Kennebago this morning and it had come up 12 + inches and was 58 degrees. This will surely bring new fish up the river both salmon and brook trout. After mid August, brookies will be staging at the mouths of rivers and streams in preparation for the fall spawning run. When the water flow and temps are right they will move up the river. You want to fish the falling water not the high flow so conditions should be great for the upcoming week end. Streamers, nymphs and emergers work best on fresh fish. I would expect that the Magalloway at # 10 bridge could have new fish if that area got the same amount of new rain. The lower Mag. Should continue to fish well with nymphs. They will be running rafting water this week end from 10 -3 each day on the Mag.. This would be a good time to check out those smaller waters and outlets that fish well in the spring as the fish will be returning. If you will be fishing ponds in the next couple of days seek out the brooks and streams that run into them. Paddle slowly and quietly along the shore listening for the sound of water then fish off the mouth of the brook or where the water starts to deepen. I would think that the Rapid would be fishing well if the water temps are back in the low 60′s. It looks like we could have great fishing conditions this week end so take the time to hit your favorite spot or explore for that secret place.
Till next week,