Androscoggin River

Tip of the week 

Fish the top water in the early morning with a Blue Wing Olive or Hendrikson size 12 to 18, even a hopper off the bank. Start with the 12 then work your way down. Try bouncing it off a rock and then let fall into current to mimic a falling insect, same when fishing the terrestrial patterns. Fish them under an overhanging tree or a steep cut bank. If you can get it just on edge of bank and let fall into water, fish are keying in on that type of movement.

Once the sun is up the fish are moving to deeper water. Beadhead leech patterns are doing well with sink line to get deep fast or caddis/mayfly larvae with weight when nymphing.

Please do not play the fish to much due to warmer weather, net them and remove hook as soon as you can. Please clip your barb to make it easier on the fish, and make sure they are fully ready to be released before you release them.

Seven-day forecast 

Looks to be a sunny day today with high temps in the 80's and low's in the 60's till Tuesday then in the 70's with lows in th 50's. With calm winds. Chance of showers/thunderstorms on Sunday thru Wednesday might cool the water slightly. But overall a warm week.

Must Have Flies 
Blue Winged Olive olive 12-18 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail brown 16-18 Buy from
CDC Emerging Caddis olive and tan 14-18 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis olive or brown 12-16 Buy from
Dark Hendrickson olive or brown 12-18 Buy from
Bead Head Zug Bug peacock 14 & 16 Buy from
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