Rapid River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Bait fish and streamer patterns. Open fishing in the state started March 17 2016. It seems to be a tail of two seasons. Southern Maine and here. Over the weekend we had ice and snow, which slowed the fishing. It's cold, raw and water is cool. Air temperature this morning was 38 degrees. It's still early fishing here. Bait patterns, and woolley buggers green and black.

Seven-day forecast 

Cloudy early spring conditions will make the fishing variable, and inconsistent. Cool wind, and low water also doesn't help. Pick your days when the air temp rises above 60 by mid day. Expecting some small hatches and emergers propagating the pools around Pond in the river, as the sun is high, water is low, and the spawning beds warm up, creating insect life over the next week.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Bead Head Caddis Pupa olive green 16,18 Buy from Orvis.com
Elk Wing Caddis 14,16 Buy from Orvis.com
Blue Winged Olive olive 16,18,20 Buy from Orvis.com
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger Red, Black 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Czech Mate Nymph 18,20 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Hare's Ear Grub olive 14,16,18 Buy from Orvis.com
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