Posted on June 25 2021
Summer weather is in control here in the mountains- the typical cycle of building warmth and humidity ended by a cold front and thunder storms. It is these thunder storms that we depend on to freshen the rivers and streams. The Magalloway is at low flows of 340 cfs and remains the most consistent fishery. The temps there are a bit warmer than usual for this time of the summer (in the 60 to 63 degree range). I have not been to the Rapid this week but I bet the water temps are in the high 60's. The alder flies are the main attraction there and also lots of stoneflies. At the Magalloway the main hatches are caddis and B.W.O's. The middle Mag. is not worth the trip and very low. The lower Kennebago is the lowest I have ever seen. Water temps are not bad in the backcountry but levels are low. The drakes have been around on the stillwater for a week now and could be the best fishing option this summer. It is a good idea to keep the canoe handy this summer and get to know the type of bugs that fish feed on in the ponds. The Mag will have white water releases this week end during the day.