Update for Saturday August 11, 2018
The flow on the lower Savage has been reduced to below 100 cfs. Fishing continues to be good with both surface and subsurface fishing! still seeing tan caddis and some smaller BWO's on the water. Yellow and lime Sallies and black caddis as well as midges are still active. Terrestrials can be good to use throughout the day.
Upper Savage river and tribs have all dropped back.to summer levels. Please be mindful of water temperature on these freestone streams as temperatures above 68* can cause stress to the trout. Dissolved oxygen content at these temps. can be harmful to these fish if you hook and land a trout.
Don’t be caught without all you need to get on the water. We do phone orders. So, if you need anything - give one of us a call and we'll ship it to your door. Also, we still have good availability for guide trips. Our shop is located right on the lower Savage river. If you're looking for some great fly fishing for wild Brown Trout and native Brook trout, then let us guide you on the lower Savage River.
The North Branch of the Potomac flow is below 300 cfs - good fishing conditions.
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.