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“It’s just a small brown”
"It’s just a small brown” Last year I made the 10 hour trek to New York’s Salmon River. My feelings were mixed going into this trip. I had listened to story after story about how difficult these fish were to land and as you know, I’m still a newbie with a lot to learn so I was nervous and anxious. I had little to no expectations of landing a fish. This was more of a practice run of sorts for me. I remember standing in the river while the water rushed by me in my w

Stream and River Waterflows
Stream/RiverDate : TimeFlow
Penobscot Lower W BR, MCKAY STN, Ripo Dam* 05-20 17:06 2900
Allagash River near Allagash 05-20 17:00 2110
Fish River near Fort Kent 05-20 16:45 3970
St. John R below Fish R @ Ft Kent 05-20 16:30 12300
Grand Lake Stream 05-20 17:00 640
Dennys River at Dennysville 09-30 23:45 1010
Narraguagus River at Cherryfield 05-20 17:00 396
E Branch Penobscot R at Grindstone 05-20 16:30 2480
Piscataquis R near Dover-Foxcroft 05-20 16:30 266
Penobscot River at West Enfield 05-20 16:30 12900
Kennebec River @ The Forks 05-20 16:15 1750
Kennebec River at Bingham 05-20 16:15 4210
Androscoggin R at Errol, NH 05-20 16:15 1840
Androscoggin R near Gorham, NH 05-20 16:15 2570
Wild River at Gilead 05-20 16:45 147
Dead River at Leeds 03-14 23:45 113
Presumpscot River at Westbrook 05-20 16:15 735
Mousam R at Rte 4 near Sanford 05-20 16:45 47
Mousam R near West Kennebunk 05-20 16:45 202
Salmon River, NY at Lighthouse Hill* 05-20 16:11 350

Low or Poor Water Conditions
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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
Reported by The Fisherman
The 2018 Federal budget prohibits the enforcement of the prohibition of targeting striped bass in Federal waters around Block Island, RI by NOAA Fisheries and the Coast Guard.
Once again the targeting of striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around Block Island is in the news, an action which has been on the agenda of many for quite some time. In 2017 Rep. Lee M. Zeldin (R. New York), for instance, sponsored


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 Iceout could be just around the corner

Things change fast this time of season. Ten days ago the Moosehead Lake Region was frozen solid and you needed your snowmobile to get around the backcountry.

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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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