Passagassawaukeag River

Belfast, Maine 04915

Passagassawaukeag River

Passagassawaukeag River Professional Review and Guide

"This easily accessible river is often too high to fish in early April, because of whitewater resulting from snowmelt. As soon as water levels drop, anglers have plenty of room to fish from shore. Wading is possible, but the rocky bottom is very slippery, so you will need felts or other safety devices. The area below the falls at Head of Tide is tidewater. Most anglers call this river the Passy, rather than attempting to pronounce the full Native American name. Motels and campgrounds are located on U.S. Route 1 between Belfast and Searsport.

Sea-run brook trout enter the river in early spring. These sporty fish can be taken on bait as well as flies. Most anglers use worms, but small bucktails such as Edson tiger light and red-and-white are effective as well. In May, the section above Head of Tide holds stream-run brook trout that respond well to attractor patterns such as the royal coachman. Note that the sea-run brook trout do not enter the river all at once. Key Species: brook trout, brown trout."

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Best Way to Fish: shore, wading
Best April through June
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Jul 2018