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A Newbie of All Sorts
Sorry for the long absence folks. Things here at the Riverhouse have gotten crazy! Guide season is in full swing and the bunkhouse has a revolving door of guests. The flies we tied in the off season are now water logged, chewed up and in great need of repair. Fly lines are beat up and tips are broken off fly rods. Most days I’m not sure if I’m coming or going but honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Life is pretty amazing these days. My Fly Fishing From Scratch blog has always been abo

Stream and River Waterflows
Stream/RiverDate : TimeFlow
Penobscot Lower W BR, MCKAY STN, Ripo Dam* 12-14 14:50 1725
Allagash River near Allagash 12-14 14:00 Ice
Fish River near Fort Kent 12-14 13:45 Ice
St. John R below Fish R @ Ft Kent 12-14 14:30 Ice
Grand Lake Stream 12-14 14:00 130
Dennys River at Dennysville 09-30 23:45 1010
Narraguagus River at Cherryfield 12-14 14:00 Ice
E Branch Penobscot R at Grindstone 12-14 14:30 Ice
Piscataquis R near Dover-Foxcroft 12-14 14:30 Ice
Penobscot River at West Enfield 12-14 14:30 Ice
Kennebec River @ The Forks 12-14 14:15 876
Kennebec River at Bingham 12-14 14:15 4150
Androscoggin R at Errol, NH 12-14 14:15 1520
Androscoggin R near Gorham, NH 12-14 14:15 2050
Wild River at Gilead 12-14 13:45 Ice
Dead River at Leeds 03-14 23:45 113
Presumpscot River at Westbrook 12-14 14:15 1190
Mousam R at Rte 4 near Sanford 12-14 13:45 123
Mousam R near West Kennebunk 12-14 13:45 222
Salmon River, NY at Lighthouse Hill* 12-14 00:01 550

Low or Poor Water Conditions
Good Fishing Water Conditions
High Water Fishing Conditions
Unknown fishing conditions

Streamflow information at this site is provided from data from USGS sites and Dam operators. does not guarantee that this data is accurate or is the latest readings. As always, approach running water with caution. Latest Info:

USGS website | Dam Ops Flow Hotline [1-800-557-3569]

* Provided by Waterline
Stripers Forever
2018 Release A Breeder Club
Welcome to the Stripers Forever 2018 Release A Breeder Club or “RBC”. This program is designed by Stripers Forever to promote the release of large “breeding size” stripers which are mostly female fish. Current striped bass management practices have targeted large striped bass. The result has been a considerable decrease in the number of these large, old fish found in the population. Nature never intended it that way. Striped bass are the top predator in their in


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Fall is up on us!
I think this is my favorite time of year!  Days and nights are cooler which means the water cools and the fall trout and salmon start running up the rivers to spawn. There's crispness to the air and along with the leaves the trout and salmon start to change color and this is when they are the pretti

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Christmas Wish List for 2018

Christmas Wish List for 2018
Every year there are new and old products that Stac and I  think would make holiday gifts for the fly fisher in your life. Here are some ideas for men and woman. Some I’m  bias about because I am on their pro staff  and others are just products that we want. We hope you find our list helpful and enjoy our annual “Wish List”! River Smith Rod Quiver This will be my next purchase!  I currently have another brand but have not been happy with them over time. I am very excited for this new company perfecting a way to…

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BWO or Blue Wing Olive
BWO or Blue Wing Olive The first hatch I ever witnessed was on the West Branch of the Penobscot in May. Amazingly enough it wasn’t what I could see though, it was what I could hear! The sound of fish jumping out of the water. They were going crazy. It was a feeding frenzy! The sun hadn’t quiet come up yet so all I could do is listen. I remember asking what they were feeding on and being told blue wing olives. It wasn’t until the sun was up and I looked closely at the water that I could see th

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