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 to 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.