Fishing Season: April 1 - October 25

Grand Lake Stream - ME

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Temperature 41°



Water Temp:


Weatherby's's Tip of the Week

Contact Regional Biologist Greg Burr and request the FERC License for Grand Lake Stream be reopened to accommodate recreational users

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Map of Grand Lake Stream

Water Flow Data

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Weatherby’s Lodge

5-Day Outlook as of 2/5/24

Write the Governor's office regarding recreational flow management. They all like to duck, Keep the pressure on them. See you in May 2024.

Techniques & Tips as of 2/5/24

Closed for season, open again April 2024

Local Species Available April 1 - October 25

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    Brook trout

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    landlocked salmon

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    smallmouth bass

Weatherby's's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer N/A 6
Fly Formerly Known As Prince N/A 10
Bead Head Caddis Pupa N/A 16
Mickey Finn N/A 4
Barnes Special N/A 4
Black Ghost N/A 4
Adams N/A 18
CDC Comparadun N/A 16
Gray Ghost N/A 4
One Eyed Poacher N/A 4

Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer

Every angler needs an assortment of these weighted attractor Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer flies.

Weatherby's's Recommended Gear

Description: About Grand Lake Stream

Roughly 3 miles of river, Grand Lake Stream is home to one of the original four strains of landlocked salmon in the lower 48. Its gin-clear waters flow from West Grand Lake in eastern Maine, southeast into Big Lake and on toward the St. Croix River on the boarder of New Brunswick. Grand Lake Stream has been a destination for fly anglers since the mid 1800’s and has been FFO water since 1903. The Stream consists of deep pools connected by broken water and riffles that hold salmon throughout the summer if conditions are advantageous. There is also about a mile of steep, fast water that, at the proper flows, can be very exciting, scenic and productive to fish. The open season begins April 1 and closes October 20. In between these dates you can experience classic streamer fishing, top-notch nymphing or world-class dry fly fishing depending on when you choose to fish. Listed in Trout Unlimited's 100 Best Trout Streams In America, Grand Lake Stream is a must-fish for your "bucket list."

Nearest Airport:

Bangor International - Commercial / Princeton - Private Planes


micro BWO

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Upper River

Best Access:

dam pool