Savage River Tailwater, June 6, 2017 Flow on the River is 92 cfs and clear....near perfect level....Sulphurs still the main hatch, with Blue Quills, midges, yellow sallies and Caddis. A good spinner fall starting about 8 pm...bringing up big fish. All of the Brook Trout streams and upper river are in good shape as of this morning..with weather looking good the rest of the week.
.Multiple hatches daily on the upper Savage and Brook trout streams, Green Drakes, Sulphurs, yellow sallies and Caddis..lots of aquatic insect activity...
The North Branch of the Potomac below Jennings reservoir at Barnum is at a good level for wading....280 cfs, with Caddis coming off.
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.