Posted on August 17 2023
Our wet and cool weather pattern continues here in the mountains. The rivers are just starting to lower enough to fish after back to back storms last week. Water temps also remain on the low side. the Magalloway is in the 60-65 degree range while the Kennebago is in the low 60's. The water temps during the high water on the Kennebago never got above 62, this could mean a movement of salmon up the river. We have not seen August conditions this good in many years and should be taken advantage of by any fisherman that can get up this way. Of course any rain over half an inch could bump the flows up to unfishable levels but that is still better than a drought. Remember that any fish moving up from a lake will not be fly shy so you can start with simple methods like swinging smelt patterns and beaded nymphs under an indicator. The dirt roads are in great shape and the blueberries and raspberries are ripe for the picking.