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Fishing in Saco River
Rules & Regulations
Fishing on the Saco River is seasonal (April-October), and a lot depends on where you’re casting your lines. Some parts of the river are limited to fly fishing only and allow lower daily limits, while others allow a variety of techniques. If you’re fishing with a guide, all the licenses and gear are usually included in the price of the trip.
Saco River Fishing Seasons
It’s still frigid outside, but that doesn’t stop fly enthusiasts from trying to pursue Trout on the Lower Saco. Depending on the temperature, you might find a good bite, but there are no guarantees.
As the weather improves, so does the bite, and in March, you can see more and more fishermen hitting the water and finding good-sized Trout and the occasional Bass on their line.
Spring is here, so dust off your fly/conventional fishing gear and explore the Saco River. Fly fishing for Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout is better every day, and Bass are biting as well.
Whatever your catch of choice, you can target it on the river this month. Dry fly fishing for Trout is all the craze right now, and it’s only going to get better during the summer.
June marks the beginning of the prime Trout fishing season. There are a lot of fish swimming around, and some of them are trophy material. If you’d like something a bit different, Bass fishing is also very good.
Fly fishing for Brookies, Rainbows, and Browns is the thing to do on the Saco over the summer – action is nothing short of superb. Pick your spots carefully, to avoid crowds, but still have a productive day.
If you’d like a breather from fly fishing (that’s still excellent, by the way), cast your line around dams for some good-sized Bass. Skelton Dam is especially popular for Bass fishing.
Make the most out of September and incredible fly fishing action on the Saco. These crystal clear waters still have a lot to offer to passionate fly anglers, and three species of Trout are still on your to-catch list.
It’s getting chili both in New Hampshire and Maine, so you won’t find as many anglers on the river. You can go after Stripers in the Saco Bay, or look for Trout in the deeper pools.
Winter is just around the corner, which means that the underwater life of the Saco River is taking a break, and fish are becoming more apathetic. If luck and the weather serve you, some Trout and Bass could find their way to your line.
The fishing season is over, but if there comes a particularly beautiful and warm December, try your luck and go to the Saco River, maybe a nice Trout or Bass will favor your hook.
Saco River Fishing Calendar
What People Are Saying About Saco River
"Half day inshore "
Book a morning trip to increase your odds and stay away from the heat. The ocean is rougher than you would think, keep that in mind if you have a weak stomach and if you have balance issues.
"Best day of our vacation!"
Book for a full day if you want to bring back your quota. It takes two hours to get to Jeffrey Ledge which is where you want to be.
"Fun time with captain Matt Roy"
This was my first time fishing in Scarborough It’s hard to say but it seemed Good. Our captain was very knowledgeable so I’m not sure if you would do as well on your own or with a less experienced captain
"Great day with Capt Matt "
Bring some food and drink with you, no one got sick but everyone was hungry
Top Targeted Species in Saco River
- Size 10 to 30lbs
- Food Value Good
- Game Qualities Good
- Habitats River, Lake, Inshore, Nearshore