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Renowned Trout Fishing
on the West Branch of the Ausable River
in the Adirondack's majestic High Peaks, the Ausable river is a fly fisherman's
paradise offering abundant hatches of Stoneflies, Caddis, Mayflies and ledgendary
trophy trout!. The famed West Branch of the AuSable River is nationally recognized
for its five miles of magnificent waterway dedicated as year round catch and release.
Thaw in the Adirondacks
year, when the snow finally melts from the mountaintops, a magical
transformation occurs in the Adirondacks with the arrival of summer! Suddenly,
Alpine ski trails give way to rugged mountain bike paths. Frozen lakes and rivers
dissolve into miles of exciting canoe and kayak waterways. And
backcountry ski trails turn into beautiful day hikes! With over 1500 lakes and
ponds, 46 major peaks, and hundreds of miles of hiking and bike trails, the Adirondack
Park is, quite literally, a 6 million acre playground and anglers paradise!
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FISH THE LAKES
Kokanne Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Chateaugay Lake |
Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Black Bass, Northern Pike
Saranac Lake |
Black Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish
Black Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish, Splake
Tupper Lake |
Black Bass, Walleye, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Northern
Walleye, Black Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish
information on Adirondack fishing contact local Chambers of Commerce, or New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation
5 H.Q. |
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Albany, NY 12233
York State Department of Commerce |
U.S. Geological Survey
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(Guides, Lessons, Rentals)
York State Outdoor Guides Association |
Albany, NY 12204
of Transportation NYSDOT |
State Campus Building
Sport Shop |
Route 86 (Lessons, Maps, Books)
Wilmington, NY 12997
Open Year round during daylight Hours
or 8 am to 8 pm. Rainbow Trout averaging 1 to 7 lbs. Preserve located on 230 acres
with easy access to 2 ponds.
Open year round - Rainbow and Golden Trout
and Atlantic Salmon. Rainbow Trout averaging up to 4 lbs.
Open weekends through out the year and
daily through the months of July and August. Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Coho
and Atlantic Landlocked Salmon averaging from 1 lb to 14 lbs.
Open all year with no set hours. Rainbow
Trout, Speckled and bull heads. Average sizes from l0 to 20 inches
Open by chance or appointment. Speckled Trout,
Rainbow Trout and Coho and Atlantic Salmon. Average sizes are 10 to 14 inches.
Open year round. Rainbow and Brook Trout.
Average sizes are 10 to 12 inches
Lake Road, North Hudson, NY
Described by National Geographic as "the jewel of the Adirondacks," Elk Lake is
a 12,000-acre wilderness resort in the heart of the High Peaks. 40 miles of private
trails, two lakes offering canoeing, swimming and fishing for trout or landlocked
salmon. Turn-of-the-century lodge and private cottages. Note: Rates are per person,
per night, Modified American Plan with Dinner and Breakfast included.
"Home to the Ausable Wulff", Wilmington, NY - (518)
Fran Betters has been known by sportsmen for years as the definitive
expert on fishing and fly-fishing in the Adirondacks and author of many indispensable
books! He offers fly fishing and casting instructions, stream orientations and
an open invitation to all who fish to attend his FREE Barbeques and flycasting
clinics throughout the summer!
30 Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946 - (518)
Offering Outdoor Guided Adventures and Skills Instruction; Wilderness
Canoe Trips, Canoe & Kayak Instruction, Family Fishing Trips, and so much more.
Blue Mountain Outfitters With 2
locations in the Adirondacks! Lake Placid Location-Open 7 days from 9 AM until
6 PM. Lake Placid, 37 Main Street
(518)-523-4555 /Blue Mountain Lake Location
Open 7 days from 9 AM until 6 PM. Blue Mountain Lake,144 Main Street, (518) 352-7306
Both locations feature many crafts from hand pounded handmade black ash pack baskets,
cloth, metals, jewelry, to balsam and clay. Blue Mountain Outfitters is a full
service fly fishing outfitter offering proven names Fly fishing instructions and
guiding are available upon request.
P.O. Box 424, Lake Placid, NY 12946 - (518) 891-4334
Tahawus Guide Services offers traditional outdoor adventures for people of
all ages, regardless of ability level or physical condition. Based on the legendary
guide services of the late 1800's, the guides of Tahawus are experienced outdoor
professionals who will delight you with the natural history and lore of the Adirondacks.
Offering Fly Fishing, Canoe and Fishing trips, Mountaineering, Ski Tours, and
so much more.
Jones Outfitters Limited 37 Main Street Lake Placid,
N.Y. 12946 (518) 523-3468
Jones Outfitters, Ltd. is located on Mirror
Lake in Lake Placid. We are a full service Orvis Dealer offering a wide variety
of fly fishing equipment and services. Our Popular Fly Fishing school will help
get you started on the path to a life-long past-time and passion. Guide service
is available for local rivers, lakes, and ponds. Check our web site for updates
fishing reports. We are also your complete paddlesports shop, stocking canoes,
kayaks and accessories from Mad River, Wenonah, Old Town, and Wilderness Systems.
Canoe and Kayaks - Tupper Lake, NY - (518) 359-2174
Tours- Saranac Lake, NY - (518) 891-5704
Mountain Outfitters - Blue Mountain Lake, NY - (518) 352-7306
Ghost Guide Service- Saranac Lake, NY - (518) 891-6089
Outfitters- Lake Placid, NY - (518) 523-3468
Line Adventures- Lake Placid, NY - (518) 523-1186
Adirondack Challenges- Saranac Lake, NY - (518) 891-1176
Regis Canoe Outfitters - Lake Clear, NY - (518) 891-1838
Guide Service - Lake Placid, NY - (518) 523-2280
Adventure Treks - Northville, NY - (518) 863-2198
Travel Outdoor Adventures- Plattsburgh, NY - (518) 563-5605
Guide Services- Wilmington, NY - (518) 523-1186
in the Adirondacks can bring on an incredible experience!
Begin fishing with nymphs such as the Isonychia, Hendrickson
or the Caddis slowly then by mid summer, fish the Sulfurs, Caenis
and Large Stoneflies. Towards the end of the season fish with
Yellow May, Chocolate Drake or the Slate Grey Drake. Below is
a Hatch chart that may guide you in chossing the right fly for
the right time.
Fly Hatches/Seasons to Fish
below is a hatch start for Adirondack waters. The main diet for trout, stoneflies,
mayflies and caddis flies are found in large numbers in Adirondack waters.
The best early
season fly fishing is accomplished with streamers or nymphs. The early months
of April and May don't produce large hatches as the waters are still quite cold
and high. This is true again in the fall, late September to October.
begin about mid-May and continue until the cold weather of the fall. Our main
hatch is the caddisfly and continue sporadically throughout the summer.
of the best patterns are as follows:
| Streamers |
sizes 6, 8, 10
sizes 10, 12, 14, 16
|Wet Fly Patterns |
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear
size 10, 12,
|Dry Fly Patterns |
Dun Varient (14/16)
sizes 12, 14, 16
Hatches and Emergence Dates|
for Adirondack Waters
| Quill Gordon ||
May 10-June 5 |
|| May 15-June 7 |
| Caddis ||
May 20-June 15|
All Season Specialties
Grey Fox || June 1- June
| March Brown ||
June 5-June 15 |
Drake || June 17-June 30 |
| Light Cahill ||
June 1-July 10 |
|| July 15-August 30 |
| Blue Wing Olive ||
August 5-August 20 |
Chocolate Drake || August 20-September
| Slate Grey Drake
|| August 27- October 6 |
| Isonychia Bicolor ||
August 15- October 15 |
|Hexogenia Fly Comes off on many of the
ponds of the region and is the largest of the Mayflies
off in the Adirondacks. The Isonychia Fly is
also called Slate Drake and Chocolate
the best months for Adirondack trout fishing are June and September. June sees
the weather warming, along with the streams, and the top hatches of the year.
However, it is also bug season, with black flies and mosquitoes swarming. September
finds cooler days, and waters, with fine foliage, few bugs and fish fattening
up for the winter.
is for a 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 rod, throwing a 5 to 6 weight line. For pond or lake fishing,
a heavier weight line and stronger rod is preferred, for longer casts. Quite often
a day of fishing smaller brooks finds me with a 6 to 7-foot rod and a 3 to 4-weight
line. Because of water clarity, I use the finest tippet, and lightest leader I
dare, considering the size fish I expect to battle.
information on Adirondack Fishing contact local Chambers of Commerce, or New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation
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