East Outlet Kennebec River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Nymphing is your best bet for now. Hatches will not start for some time.
Because hatches have not started every insect know is crawling around on the bottom.
Good choices would be mayfly nymphs. Pheasant tails and Hare's ear in sizes 12-16. There is also an insect green caddis lava crawling around getting ready to pupate. Whatever you use needs to be close to the bottom.

Seven-day forecast 

Run-off from the snow pack is just about done and believe it or not we could use a little rain. Flows are not going to increase until the lake fills which could take another week.
As soon as flow is increased a bit a run of salmon will enter the river and both salmon and trout will start chasing streamers. Be sure to bring your sinking line.
Current water flow information for the East Outlet is now on-line at Waterline.
http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=235137
Not only will there be current water flow information, predicted flows will also be posted.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
T.H. Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa olive 16-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Prince 14-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Woolly Bugger black 6-8 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Hare's Ear Flashback black 14-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Stonefly black 6-8 Buy from Orvis.com
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