|How nice it is to strain against 50 degree water so close to home. Our goal was to fish
some of the scenic rivers in Maryland like the Savage and Casselman, and meet the
Green Drake at the Yough towards evening. However, the Savage was much too
relaxing and we spent most of the day there. A rather short river as far as distance,
but it certainly makes up for it in trout and scenery. No other trout fishery in Md.
provides a comparable level of wild trout abundance in such natural surroundings.
During a 2002 trout population survey, they estimated there are more than 1,000 wild
adult trout per mile (combined species). The survey also showed that there are about
150 brown trout greater than 12 inches per mile, and 37 brook trout greater than
nine inches per mile! Flows can vary depending on the release from the dam so please
check the website or call (410-962-7687) before a fishing trip. Flows between 50 and
100 cfs are considered good fishing flows. A wading staff is a must and cleats would
have also made things easier.
|The Contented Angler
Maryland Fly Fishing
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The Contented Angler
Amy & Joe Gablick
Lower Burrell, PA. 15068
|Savage River Wild Brown.
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