Grand Lake Stream
Maine Fly Fishing for Native Landlocked Salmon
Fly Fishing Only since 1903, Grand Lake Stream has lured anglers from around the globe for nearly 2 centuries. This region is only one of four in the state that have native Landlocked Salmon – cousin the mighty Atlantic Salmon. One major difference between the landlocked salmon and its larger relative is that the landlocked salmon are actively feeding while in the Stream during the summer.
The season for fly fishing for salmon begins early May. Fly fishing is best after the ice leaves our lakes. Salmon follow the smelt, a favorite forage fish, into Grand Lake Stream. Not long after the white suckers move it to spawn, another wave of salmon targeting the sucker eggs follows. After ice out, fly fishing with streamers and nymphs works best.
Early Summer Fishing
Late May and June bring the May fly and caddis hatches, followed by alder flies, stoneflies and other terrestrials in July. Fly fishing for landlocked salmon with dry flies in late spring and summer can be exciting. Landlock salmon often rocket out of the water after being hooked with a delicate dry fly.
Typically during mid-summer the salmon move to the deep pools or into the lakes to feed, only to return in late September and October to spawn. We fish until October 20th and experience tremendous fishing for large salmon in the spawning dress during this time.
Fly Fishing Guide Service
We offer Fly Fishing Guide Service. Our staff of season registered Maine guides understand that guiding is more than catching fish or shooting game. A great day in the field is defined by camaraderie, conversation and quiet woods skills that may go unnoticed. At Weatherby’s, our fly fishing guides strive to make your day in the field one that you will remember into the future.
Weatherby’s, Maine Fly Fishing at it’s best.