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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* 07-20 11:47 2487
Allagash River near Allagash 07-20 11:00 416
Fish River near Fort Kent 07-20 11:45 252
St. John R below Fish R @ Ft Kent 07-20 11:30 2130
Grand Lake Stream 07-20 10:00 197
Dennys River at Dennysville 09-30 23:45 1010
Narraguagus River at Cherryfield 07-20 10:00 78
E Branch Penobscot R at Grindstone 07-20 11:30 410
Piscataquis R near Dover-Foxcroft 07-20 11:30 68
Penobscot River at West Enfield 07-20 11:30 6280
Kennebec River @ The Forks 07-20 11:15 474
Kennebec River at Bingham 07-20 11:15 2250
Androscoggin R at Errol, NH 07-20 11:15 1500
Androscoggin R near Gorham, NH 07-20 09:15 1580
Wild River at Gilead 07-20 11:45 13
Dead River at Leeds 03-14 23:45 113
Presumpscot River at Westbrook 07-20 10:15 337
Mousam R at Rte 4 near Sanford 07-20 10:45 24
Mousam R near West Kennebunk 07-20 11:45 39
Salmon River, NY at Lighthouse Hill* 07-20 00:01 185

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
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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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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It only took one bite

It only took one bite
As I get older and time passes, I find that there are certain memories I hope I never forget. There are always parts of every trip that stand out, the ones when you day dream about particular instances that you instantly go to.  When I think back to my recent trip to Florida with my son Jax, this is what I see, I open the door of the air conditioned room.  The warm air hits and I feel the light breeze blowing . I walk to my car with fly rods in hand and smile, thinking, this is a top…

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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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