Posted on September 24 2020
Things are still very dry here as we have only received 0.16 inches of rain in the month of September. That said, the fishing is not too bad. The fish have moved into the rivers without the flow increase as the water temps are the 45-50 degree range. Trout spawn when the water is 48-50 degrees. The tailwaters like the Rapid and the Magalloway have the best water levels. The Kennebago had a small water release on the 17th and it was enough to bring some more salmon up the river. Nymphs work good on these new salmon. Also soft hackle wet flies in brighter colors. There are still some bugs around from time to time. Small caddis, B.W.O.'s and midges. The best advice we give those that visit the shop is be ready for anything. Bright colored streamers, small nymphs or maybe a big Wulff or hornberg on the surface. The brighter colors like red, yellow and orange are good choices. Here is an idea if you get tired of the crowds in all the regular places. Take a boat and hit the big lakes. With cooler than normal water temps there are lots of fish feeding on top.