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East Outlet – open year round

10/31/08 – Happy Halloween 🙂

The scariest thing that will happen to me today was trying to get the video below to play.  I hope it works once I save this.  If not I’ll try and get it set up another way before next Friday.

The water flows are again high. The Carrabassett and Sandy Rivers both jumped up and are slowly falling but each remains well over 1,000CFS and here in the Shawmut area we’re running over 16,000CFS – no wading here.

But if you follow the link below to the old Friday Update page and scroll End of open water markersdown you’ll find a list of waters that will be open after today.  One place is the East Outlet and while it is open year round now it is only open from the dam down to the bottom of the Beach Pool.  There are bright yellow stripes on trees marking the end of the open water.  The flashing picture on the right shows the marks – don’t be fishing below there.  I’m sure the area will be watched as this is the first year of extended fall fishing and wardens are bound to stop and check now and then.

The Dead River is another open water and they have cut that flow back – finally.  Today it is at 336CFS.  Some other flows that might interest you are East Outlet at 1008CFS, Harris at 325CFS from 9am to 6pm, Wyman (Bingham) at 6,000CFS until noon and then only dropping to 4,000CFS until 5:00pm and then jumping right back up, Williams (Solon) at 5,400CFS (high but fishable) which means Madison will be at 5,400CFS (high but fishable) also.

So there you have it.  After tomorrow the Kennebec will close from the East Outlet, Beach Pool down to Madison – don’t forget. Be sure and follow the link at the bottom that will take you to the old Friday Update page if you want to check and see what other water are open during the extended fall season.  Oh, and don’t forget about the St. George – fish have been showing below Sennebec Pond. And did I mention the good reports I’ve been getting about the Sebago area 🙂

East Outlet Brook Trout