Copyright 2014 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Guide for the Presumpscot River Maine
The Presumpscot River is located in the most populated area in Maine, including its largest
city Portland. The section of the river that is a popular fly fishing area is located between
Sebago Lake and North Gorham Pond. It's very popular and can become crowded just
after the stream has been stocked. Downstream of Dundee Pond, the river is mostly a
smallmouth bass fishery.

This river has several different sections that are regulated differently. Be sure and check
on the most current regulations for the particular area you are fishing.

During the spring and winter months, most of the fishing is done with nymphs or small
streamers. Dry fly fishing can be good at times in the late spring and early summer months.
Many anglers use terrestrial imitations during the warmer months of the year.

Land-locked salmon fishing is best in the early Spring. Most anglers use streamers. The
best time for the trout is in April and May. This river has some very good mayfly hatches
but the trout are not picky unless you find a holdover.

The flows vary depending on how much water is being released from Sebago Lake.
Although the stream is fairly easy to wade, you must be aware that the water can rise         
quickly with changes in the release.
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Presumpscot River
Photo Courtesy of Dennis McCarthy