Fishing Season: April 1 - October 25

Grand Lake Stream - ME

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Weatherby's's Tip of the Week

Summer is here. Although there are always a few fish in the river, now is not the best time to fish. Look to the lakes and warm water species for August. Salmon return in September.

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Map of Grand Lake Stream

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Weatherby's - The Fisherman's Resort

5-Day Outlook as of 8/1/22

Summer conditions. Warm and slow.

Techniques & Tips as of 8/1/22

small flies, light tippet.

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

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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


Black ants Yellow and black stone flies Caddis, assorted zebra caddis

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Upper River

Best Access:

dam pool