Moosehead region fishing report

   In the Moosehead Lake Region, it’s prime time for fishing.
  “They just dropped the flow at the East Outlet this week after a week of high flows, so that should draw plenty of salmon into the river,” said IFW fisheries biologist Tim Obrey. “This is one of our best river fisheries in the spring and fall, and now is a good time to try it.”

   On the other side of the lake, the gates on the Roach River are open and it is flowing at 200 cfs, which is normal for this time of year,. How big a bump depends on how much water is in First Roach. Look for brook trout to head into the river first, followed by a charge of salmon.
   If you are looking for a bit of an adventure, head out to the West Branch of the Penobscot below Seboomook. Currently, flows are running around 750 cfs which is a good flow to fish the area know as the “Foxhole.” Chesuncook salmon travel to this section of the river in September.
   “It is a unique fishing experience. Many anglers will canoe down the river several miles and stay in the maintained campsites,” said Obrey. “There’s nothing like waking up on the fog covered Penobscot River and slipping your canoe out into a salmon pool before breakfast. If you enjoy fly-fishing for salmon, you need to make this trip.”

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