Fly-Fishing in The Adirondacks National Park, NY

Adirondacks National Park, is the largest park in the United States, with many exciting locations for serious anglers to cast an eye on.

  

After a long, cold winter in the Adirondacks, the fishing season officially begins on the 1st of April. However, we recommend that anglers begin their season in May, because in April, you may still be disappointed with the lack of spawning salmon, trout, rock bass, pike, and others.

 

AUSABLE RIVER

The Ausable River, which is composed of the East and West branches, flows into the Au Sable Forks town to form the main stem of the Ausable River. From here it continues along River Road until it passes underneath the New York 86 bridge. 

What type of fish can be caught in the Ausable River?

Brook, brown and rainbow trout are most commonly found in the upstream part of the river, where they span in the pocket water between the riffles, foliage, and rocks. As the Ausable River meets its tributary in the west, the Chub River - the extra flow of water increases the amount of brown trout and other rainbow fishery. At lower flows, the West branch of the river is great for wading.

 

SARANAC RIVER SYSTEM

Composed of the three famous Saranac lakes, known as the upper, middle and lower lakes. In the upper Saranac lake, two types of fish can be found, both cold and warm water fish. On the other hand, in the middle and lower lakes, only warm water fish are present. 

What type of fish can be caught on lower Saranac Lake?

Anglers fly fishing around these areas can catch largemouth, smallmouth, rock bass and pike. These fish tend to be up to 40 plus inches in length. As to trout, they are not very common species in the Saranac region. However, if you are looking for trout on the Saranac the best place is below the dam at Union Falls, where there is a good ¼-mile stretch of stocked brown and rainbow trout. The sizes of the trout range from 8 to 16 inches.

 

LAKES & PONDS OF THE ADIRONDACKS

For any serious angler and canoe enthusiast, this stretch of wild landscape is a little bit of heaven. To be precise, the land is composed of 58 different bodies of water and 18,000 acres of pure woodland. As well as offering great river systems, the Adirondacks also has great lakes and ponds such as the St. Regis Canoe Area, located outside the town of Paul Smiths in Franklin County. Our favorite ponds located in the St. Regis Canoe Area are Lake Pond, Nellie and Bessie and Bone and Grass Ponds. For all these ponds, you get to enjoy some great canoeing trips on the pristine waters while keeping one eye out for brook trout commonly found in these ponds.

 

 

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