Where we are at.
Well we had a good run of pre-snowmelt brown trout fishing but we are now in the thick of snowmelt season. While this has shut off the fishing on the Saco and Andro there is a lot of good news with this. First is that the snowmelt started on schedule and all this melting should get our rivers in shape for good fishing from mid-May and June.
Als o while snowmelt is affecting the northern rivers to our south the lakes region is fishing well with higher flows drawing salmon and rainbow trout into lake tributaries. I had a half day on the water yesterday and found good fishing in 2 out of the four spots I stopped at. Timing is everything with these fish and right now is the right time to target them. There is probably no better opportunity to catch large fish in small water than during these spring feeding migrations of lake fed trout and salmon into small creeks where they gourg e on sucker eggs, stonefly nymphs, leaches and smelt. If you are interested in one of these trips we have dates available and with more northern tribs turning on in early May we should have good tributary fishing until about memorial day.
What is to come?
Lake tributaries will continue to fish well and more northern tributaries will turn on over the next ten days. We will see rivers like the Saco and Andro stay high for at least another week with snowmelt and rain in the forecast. But all of this melting will allow water temps to climb and once the water drops we will have a good streamer bite on the Saco followed by hungry fish ready to gourge on nymphs, streamers, and dries on the Andro. We are filling up fast for late May and June. If you want to get in on some of the best fishing of the year contact us asap!