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Grand Lake Stream - Grand Lake Stream - Maine

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Water Flow Chart

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Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Early Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge Black, CDC Midge Emerger
February Stoneflies Late Afternoon 8-12 Pat's Rubber Legs, Black Stonefly Nymph
March Blue Winged Olives Late Morning to Afternoon 12-16 Blue Quill, Zug Bug
April Mayflies, Caddisflies All Day 12-16 Pheasant Tail Nymph, Olive Caddis Pupa
May Green Drakes Mid-Morning 8-10 Elk Hair Caddis, Mayfly Emerger
June Hexagenia, Light Cahills Evening 10-14 Yellow Humpy, Snowshoe Emerger
July Mayflies, Terrestrials All Day 12-16 Parachute Adams, Beetle Patterns
August Terrestrials All Day 14-18 Ant Patterns, Grasshopper Patterns
September Mayflies Mid-morning to Afternoon 12-16 Blue Winged Olive, Parachute Adams
October Blue Winged Olives Late Morning to Afternoon 16-22 BWO Nymph, Split Case BWO
November N/A N/A N/A N/A
December Midges Early Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge Black, CDC Midge Emerger

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Grand Lake Stream, located in Grand Lake Stream in Maine, is a haven for fly fishermen seeking to snag a variety of game fish. Here, we will outline a few prime spots along this renowned fishing stream:
  • West Grand Lake: Known for its abundance of landlocked salmon. A prime spot for fly fishing from May to September.
  • Big Lake: This glacially-formed lake is teeming with smallmouth bass and a top choice for fly fishing in the region.
  • The Dam Pool: This is the first and most famous pool on the stream. It holds a large population of salmon and is particularly productive in the spring.
  • Upper Dam Pool: Another famous spot, this distinct mix of still water and heavy current creates ideal conditions for holding landlocked salmon.
  • Lower Dam Pool: This deep pool has a rocky bottom, a favorite hiding spot for larger salmon. Just below the pool, the stream reverts back to fast riffles, ideal for fly fishing.

Best Access Points

The Grand Lake Stream is a paradise for anglers, with abundant opportunities for fly fishing. Discover the best access points below:

  • Pine Tree Store Dock: A popular spot for fishing due to its convenient location and easy access.
  • Big Falls: Particularly known for smallmouth bass and landlocked salmon. An adventurous location for fishing enthusiasts.
  • West Grand Lake Dam: Great access point for experienced anglers, offering the chance to catch landlocked salmon and torut.
  • Grand Lake Canoe Launch: This boat launch allows for broader exploration of the stream and greater variety of fishing opportunities.

Remember, the key to fly fishing at the Grand Lake Stream is understanding the seasonal changes in fish behavior and knowing local regulations.

Local Fish

  • Atlantic Salmon: A prized game fish, Atlantic Salmon are often chased by fly fishermen for their challenging fight and beautiful appearance.
  • Landlocked Salmon: This version of salmon resides in the lake year-round, providing fishermen with year-round fishing opportunities.
  • Brook Trout: A common species in the area, Brook Trout provide an exciting opportunity for fly fishermen in the Grand Lake Stream.
  • American Shad: Particularly during the spring spawning season, American Shad attracts many fly fishermen to the area.
  • Smallmouth Bass: Found in abundance in Grand Lake Stream, Smallmouth Bass are renowned for their fighting characteristics.
  • White Perch: A great target for beginner fly fishers, White Perch also provide great table fare.
  • Chain Pickerel: Known for their aggressive strikes, Chain Pickerel are exciting and challenging for fly fishermen.
  • Chub: Chub are often overlooked by fly fishermen but provide a consistent bite for any anglers trying to get their line wet.

About The River

Oh, the Grand Lake Stream! This marvelous waterway in Down East Maine is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. In the mid-19th century, it drew sporting enthusiasts into its beautiful wilderness due to its abundant fish, specifically landlocked salmon.

Our journey begins with the native Passamaquoddy Tribe. They value this area for its plentiful fish and hunting opportunities.

  • The industrial period comes next. Log drives and sawmills defined the community, leveraging the stream’s powerful current.
  • Soon after, the recreation era took over. Fishing resorts sprouted on its banks, attracting anglers from all over the world. Ever heard of a Grand Laker Canoe? It was born right here, in Grand Lake Stream!

Proof that nature and culture can dance together beautifully, the Grand Lake Stream remains a vibrant community filled with charming traditions.


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