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Old 07-14-2018, 09:44 AM
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Default Water levels in the Whites?

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I may head up north next week. I was wondering what the water levels and temps in the Sandwich/Waterville valley areas are like. Anyone been up there recently?
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:13 PM
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Assuming they get the T-storms forecast over the next few days the water levels should be fine. Fished up there a couple weekends ago, plenty of water, 40 fish day.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:37 PM
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I was there Wednesday.

The water was OK - a little worse than last year; nowhere near as bad as 2016 at this time.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:51 PM
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Just got back from Upper Hall Pond. Gotta be down 2-2 1/2 FEET. Don't know why. Fishhin' was good though.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:31 PM
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My significant other was hiking in the upper Saco watershed and said the water was low on Thursday but cold and clear with fish visible from the trail.
I work on bridges and large culvert jobs for the state and the water is extremely low in other areas. One water diversion project in the western foothills is completely dry. Good for us but not not good for the fish. In the lakes region things are very bad. I biked the Cotton Valley rail trail today. The Smith river has no flow that I could see. I have never seen it this low. I traveled to Jefferson for work last week and that area looks low but not unusually so. It may depend on how many thunder storms pass through a watershed.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:00 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm thinking of going up Thursday. We're supposed to get some heavy rain Tuesday. I'm hoping that will help with the water levels. Thanks again.
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:01 PM
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Was up in the northern whites yesterday. Water was low but still a chilly 58 degrees. The low water was causing the trout to be very spooky. Usually if I miss one it'll give me two or three more shots at it but not yesterday - one and done. On top of that I had numerous fish come up and eyeball my fly but turn away, never to be seen again. I was surprised since the fish in this river don't necessarily get picky.
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