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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!