Area Fishing - The Forks/ Carratunk

Above Wyman Lake, the river parallels Route 201 flowing through an otherwise remote valley all the way up to The Forks offering miles of wade-in fishing for primarily "wild" Brook Trout, Landlocked Salmon, the occasional Brown or Rainbow, and Smallmouth Bass.

Radically fluctuating water levels from Harris Dam require that the angler fish very early or late in the day in order to take advantage of low-water periods. Additionally, like the stretch below Wyman Dam, the angler must be constantly on the watch for rising water.

While not as productive as the river between Shawmut and Wyman Dam, this stretch of river does offer an enjoyable Float Trip (best suited for our raft) through 8+ miles of semi-wilderness continuous riffle water for "wild" native Brook Trout.

Access to the river between The Forks and Carratunk is almost exclusively from the Route 201 side. In addition to a number of popular pools and runs which can be seen from the road (look for anglers and parked vehicles), anywhere a stream enters the river usually holds fish.

This section can also be fished from a canoe launched at the ball field just above the Route 201 Bridge in The Forks. Canoes can be pulled out at the old cemetery in Carratunk, The Hole in The Wall near Northern Outdoors and the public boat launch on Wyman Lake.

With a sound fisheries management policy and improved water flows, this section of river could be New England's finest "Big River" wade-in and Driftboat fishery. With miles of freestone riverbed and crystal clear water, this could be the "Madison" of the east!