Update Monday May 17, 2019
There is currently spillway flow at the Savage River Dam which has caused an increased flow for the lower Savage River...right now it is at 300cfs but may drop to 200cfs by Saturday....which should start bringing fish up to feed. Right now there are great hatches on all of the streams.....Blue Quills, Sulphurs, March Browns and Yellow Sallies.....monitor the current flows and the projected tail water flows per the website links below.
The upper Savage put and take section has been stocked several times. The North Branch Potomac and the Casselman river delayed harvest section have also had numerous stockings of trout.
Needless to say, the past year was a wacky year with all the precipitation. 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.