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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* 10-16 11:17 1839
Allagash River near Allagash 10-16 11:00 972
Fish River near Fort Kent 10-16 10:45 302
St. John R below Fish R @ Ft Kent 10-16 10:30 7110
Grand Lake Stream 10-16 11:00 350
Dennys River at Dennysville 09-30 23:45 1010
Narraguagus River at Cherryfield 10-16 11:00 368
E Branch Penobscot R at Grindstone 10-16 10:30 560
Piscataquis R near Dover-Foxcroft 10-16 10:30 179
Penobscot River at West Enfield 10-16 10:30 5400
Kennebec River @ The Forks 10-16 10:15 987
Kennebec River at Bingham 10-16 10:15 3370
Androscoggin R at Errol, NH 10-16 10:15 1490
Androscoggin R near Gorham, NH 10-16 10:15 1820
Wild River at Gilead 10-16 10:45 51
Dead River at Leeds 03-14 23:45 113
Presumpscot River at Westbrook 10-16 10:15 1110
Mousam R at Rte 4 near Sanford 10-16 10:45 88
Mousam R near West Kennebunk 10-16 10:45 176
Salmon River, NY at Lighthouse Hill* 10-16 00:01 335

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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Peacock Bass in Florida

Peacock Bass in Florida
It’s 6 am and as the sun rises so too does the aggressive tarpon feeding on mullet. We had spent the last few hours casting to them but all were just out of reach. We decide that our shot at tarpon had passed and head to breakfast. It is there that we put together our plan to hit a canal that I had fished the year before. Though I hadn’t seen any, it was known for huge peacock bass. Jax had never caught a peacock so at this point even a small would check it off his bucket list. mullet…

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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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