Update for Wednesday June 12, 2019
The lower Savage is currently flowing at 65 cfs. A nice variety of insects are hatching on all the area streams. Sulphurs have been increasing in numbers daily on the Savage River tailwater which has been fishing as good as I have ever seen it. Blue Quills, March Browns, Caddis and stone flies make for a great set of hatches and a tremendous spinner fall late evening.
The upper Savage flow has decreased to below 50 cfs.
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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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.