The photo above of John Paul, age 10, with one of the beautiful salmon he caught while fishing with his dad on a guided trip with Josh. Nothing but smiles, rumor has it he boated eight fish on their Fly Fishing 101 trip on the East Outlet.
Surprise surprise! It is June 14th and Caddis are hatching in big numbers and the water levels are right where they should be. Caddis have really begun to show in the past week. Multitudes of every size, shape, and color at seemingly anytime of day. While typically morning and evening are prime times don’t give up on the afternoon. You can expect to see caddis anytime of day. The early days of the hatch are over so you might need to be a little more imaginative than just a size 14, green elk hair caddis!
Nymphs are still fishing well and even streamers are still making some noise out there as well. Water temps and water levels are just about perfect. The Outlet is flowing at about 1900cfs. We should expect that to continue throughout the weekend. With no significant rain in the forecast it looks like that flow should slowly get lower, they generally will keep the river around 1200-1300cfs this time of year.
The West Branch of the Penobscot is also fishing quite well. River levels are a bit on the high side for wading at 3100cfs but the river is very fishable from the comfort of a drift boat. Same story up there as well. Caddis Caddis and more Caddis.
As a result of the last round of rain the Roach River finally got a big run of water. It went to 600 cfs for a few days bringing in a nice run of salmon. The flow is now back to 150 cfs and the upper pools will now have fish all summer.
The ponds are fishing extremely well right now. With fairly cool weather for the past month the water temps are still in the good zone. Expect fishing to be best in the morning and evening and keep on the look out, cause the green drake hatch is right around the corner. Hard to believe there is only two weeks till July! Well this is the fishing report we have been waiting for!! Drop everything and get up here! The rivers are on fire!!!