Savage River Tailwater, July 22, 2017 Flow on the River is 62 cfs and clear...summer flow level and will probably stay near this level into the Fall. Black Caddis...18-16 hatching after dark as well as yellow sallies. A few Sulphurs, Quills and March Browns still around, but time for terrestrials...ants and beetles and small hoppers.
Upper River and Brook Trout streams low and clear.
The North Branch of the Potomac below Jennings reservoir at Barnum is at a good level for wading....250.
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.