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04/26/13 Still High Water but Warming

04/26/14 – We’re still running high on the Kennebec.  Some of the tribs like the Dead River are being held back.  Flow on the Dead today is 153CFS – very fishable.  But the main stem of the Kennebec River is high from Harris down (however, East Outlet is only 1,008CFS).

Water temps are getting up in the decent range – slowly.  I’m getting mid 40’s around here.  No bugs yet – not even black flies.

If you’re going out this weekend be sure and check the Flow Phone (1-800-557-3569) for Kennebec and Androscoggin River flows.

Check online at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/me/nwis/current/?type=flow for other moving water levels.

Not much more to report but if you want to see a Hendrickson Nymph swimming instead of crawling check out this video – it’s only a minute or so.

Not bad swimming for a three tailed, flat bodied crawling nymph.  I begin to understand why they say fishing a Hendrickson nymph on a swing isn’t a bad thing to do.  By the way I took that video down in the Kittery area a couple of days ago.  Water down there read 53 degrees by late in the day – Hendrickson hatches will start soon down there.  I’m making another trip next week to see if they start.