Update for Friday, July 12, 2019
The lower Savage is currently flowing at 200 cfs....projected to drop to 120 cfs tomorrow.
A nice variety of insects are hatching on all the area streams. Sulphurs are winding down on the Savage River tailwater which has been fishing as good as I have ever seen it. Blue Quills, March Browns, Caddis, stone flies and midges make for a great set of hatches and a good spinner fall late evening.Mornings and evenings have been the best times on the streams. And, ….. it's terrestrial time on the river. Get out those ants, beetles, and hopper patterns!
The upper Savage flow has decreased to about 200 cfs...but is dropping back down....
The upper Savage put and take section has been stocked several times this Spring. The North Branch Potomac and the Casselman river delayed harvest section have also had numerous stockings of trout.
With the closing of the Paper mill on the North Branch of the Potomac the water below the mill and Westernport has cleared..
So far this Spring and early Summer has seen much more normal flows than last years high water. Keep an eye on the weather and an eye on the gauges for stream level flows. There are links below for the Savage and the Potomac Rivers.
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Good dates are still available for lodging and for guide trips!
Be sure to refer to the USGS website for current flows for area streams. Also, the NAB site will give 3 day flow projections for the lower Savage and for the lower North Branch Potomac River. Best to check the gauges and look at the chart to see if the streams are rising or dropping.
A good flow to fish the lower Savage in 50-150 cfs, upper Savage 40-125 cfs, and the N. Branch Potomac Barnum guage is 350 cfs or less for wading. Under 200 cfs is difficult for floating the N. Branch
The following site will give three day projections for the Savage and the Potomac tailwaters.