Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
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Posted on August 27, 2013 | Permalink
Savage River Trophy Trout Fishing Area
Location: Savage River
The Inland Fisheries Service recently surveyed the Savage River Trophy Trout Fishing Area. We electrofished one station within the Fly-Only section and one station in the Artificial Lures and Fly section, and both areas contained an impressive trout population. The estimated density within the Fly-Only section was 1,434 adult trout per mile and 766 young of year trout per mile. The Artificial Lure/Fly section has a density of 1,302 adult trout and 326 young of year trout per mile. Brown Trout are the dominate species, comprising about 84% of the population, followed by 13% Brook Trout, and 2% Rainbow Trout. One Cutthroat Trout was collected in each station, and these fish were stocked in the North Branch Potomac River as fingerlings a couple of years ago. Due to recent heavy rains, the Savage River Tailwater will be flowing higher than normal for this time of year until ample water storage in the Savage Reservoir is available.
Pictured are: 1. Kyle Klotz with Brook Trout 2. Ryan Cooper with Brown Trout 3. Cutthroat Trout 4. Drew Miller with Rainbow Trout