Posted on May 17 2018
The fishing continues to improve in the Rangeley region. As of Tuesday the suckers have moved into their usual spawning areas. Flows have come down to normal spring time levels. Water temps are in the 45-48 degree range except the Magalloway which is a bit colder. We are in need of some rain which is scheduled for the weekend but if we get too much it could boost flows up again for next week. There is lots of catching going on right now and it should be good until the rains on Sunday. Sucker eggs and spawn dropped off an attractor pattern is a good way to go. A sparkle worm or Pats Rubberleg make a good top fly. Make sure to use enough weight to get the flies on the bottom. There could be some bugs in the air by next weekend for the dry fly guys. Saw my first blackflies yesterday.
Till next time,