Fishing Season: Closed to fishing until 4/1/19

Rapid River - ME

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

62

Lakewood Camps's Tip of the Week

This report is delayed by a change in Management. I am told by new management that it will be up in the next week or so.

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Map of Rapid River

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

None

5-Day Outlook as of 8/22/19

This report is delayed by a change in Management. I am told by new management that it will be up in the next week or so.

Techniques & Tips as of 8/22/19

This report is delayed by a change in Management. I am told by new management that it will be up in the next week or so.

Current Conditions as of 8/22/19

This report is delayed by a change in Management. I am told by new management that it will be up in the next week or so.

Local Species Available Closed to fishing until 4/1/19

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    Brook trout

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    Landlocked salmon

Lakewood Camps's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Tunghead Stonefly N/A 12
Bead Head Caddis Pupa N/A 18
Headlight Caddis N/A 14,16
Stimulator N/A 10
Bead Head Pheasant Tail N/A 18, 20
Bead head prince N/A 16,18
Sedgehammer N/A 12
Black Ghost Streamer N/A 02
San Juan Worm Beaded red 10,14
Green scud worm, silver flash olive green 18,20

Tunghead Stonefly

If you fish stonefly nymphs, you'll want to have several sizes of these bottom bumpers.

Lakewood Camps's Recommended Gear

Description: About Rapid River

North Western mountains of Maine. Part of the Androscoggin river basin, flowing from Lower Richardson Lake at Middle Dam to Cedar Stump at Lake Umbagog in New Hampshire. A seven miles long river with Pond in the River, a 400 acre pond at mile two heading west, just above the famous Lower Dam. The Rapid is an outstanding Native Brook trout and Land Lock salmon fishery. In the 1980's, Small Mouth bass were introduced to Lake Umbagog, and have since migrated through the entire river. Numerous studies have been conducted by Maine's IF&W and others. The fishery to this day remains exciting and very productive for Brook Trout and Land Locks. It is rare to have a bad fishing day on the Rapid due to the density of the fish population.

Nearest Airport:

Portland International Airport (PWM)

Best Time to Fish:

early morning

Best Stretch:

Middle Dam to Pond in the River.

Best Access:

From North on Fish Pond Road to Middle Dam. East B Hill Road in Andover to Pond in the River.