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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 |
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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
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Lake Placid, NY 12946
York State Outdoor Guides Association |
Albany, NY 12204
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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
"Home to the Ausable Wulff", Wilmington, NY - (518)
Fran Betters has been known by sportsmen for years as the definitive
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30 Bear Cub Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946 - (518)
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Open 7 days from 9 AM until 6 PM. Blue Mountain Lake,144 Main Street, (518) 352-7306
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P.O. Box 424, Lake Placid, NY 12946 - (518) 891-4334
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Jones Outfitters Limited 37 Main Street Lake Placid,
N.Y. 12946 (518) 523-3468
Jones Outfitters, Ltd. is located on Mirror
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The NYS DEC Report on Fishing
trout season (brook, brown, and rainbow, also lake trout, splake, and landlocked
Atlantic salmon) is open.
See the DEC press release on the opening of trout
season for more information, scroll down to the section titled
NY (DEC Region 5)"
There are many special regulations which apply to
trout angling, be sure to check the Region 5 special regulations section of the
fishing regulations guide.
bass season is closed. However, "catch and release fishing" for bass
is allowed in the following Region 5 counties: Clinton, Essex, Warren, Washington,
Saratoga, and Fulton.
Regular black bass season will open:
on Lake Champlain
- June 13 (2nd Saturday of June)
on all other Region 5 waters - June 20 (3rd
Saturday of June)
season is closed.
Walleye season will open May 2 (1st Saturday in May)
pike and pickerel seasons are open all year on Lake Champlain.
pickerel and tiger muskellunge seasons are closed everywhere else in DEC Region
Northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open on May 2 (1st Saturday
and Pond Fishing
Spring Report- The cooler temperatures this past week have kept water
temperatures very cold. The West Branch of the Ausable River is running in the
lower 30's. The Northern portions of the region are still experiencing snow. Anglers
should be wary of ice-covered shorelines on rivers, floating ice as ice jams break
up, and very cold water. Remote ponds in the Adirondacks are rarely ice-free until
mid-April or later. At this time, none of the smaller ponds are reportedly ice-free.
Despite the weather, both guides and anglers are reporting ideal water levels.
There have been numerous fishermen on the Saranac River in Franklin County. A
1 lb. 5 oz. rainbow trout was caught along the Riverwalk section in the Village
of Saranac Lake. Fran Betters of the Evening Hatch suggests coneheads and beadheads,
fished along the bottom. A few brown trout are hitting along River Road in the
Special Regulations Area on the West Branch Ausable River. Anglers are also having
good luck downstream of the Route 86 Bridge, below the dam. Some Northern rivers
recently stocked include the Saranac, Chateaugay, and Salmon River in Franklin
County and the North Branch of the Great Chazy in Clinton County. Lake Champlain
is mostly ice free now, but constant north winds and cold temperatures have kept
anglers at bay. Ron from Fish 307 in Lake George reports fish being caught on
Mettawee River, Kayaderosseras Creek and Geyser Brook. Saratoga Bait and Tackle
staff recommend using crawlers with jigheads this time of year. Some Southern
rivers recently stocked include Owl Kill, Glowegee Creek, White Creek, Geyser
Brook and Kayaderosseras Creek. Attention West Branch Ausable River, Lake Champlain,
Lake George and Great Sacandaga Lake Anglers - we are looking for volunteers to
become Angler Diary Cooperators. Use the links at the bottom of the page to learn
more. Prior to heading out, anglers should be sure to check the current fishing
regulations for the water they plan on fishing. Numerous exceptions to the statewide
regulations exist in each DEC region. Regulations can be found in the 2006-2008
Fishing Regulations Guide. For detailed fishing information contact the local
bait shops. Hunting guides, fishing guides and the reclaimed ponds list can be
obtained by calling the office during regular business hours at (518) 623-1240
for the Warrensburg Office or (518) 897-1333 for the Ray Brook Office.
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are three other new catch and release sections in the region. Two sections are
on the Saranac River in Clinton County: from the Sand Pond/Rt. 22 intersection
upstream to Kent Falls Dam and from 100 yards upstream of the confluence of the
North Branch Saranac River upstream to Stord Brook. A catch and release fishing
opportunity has also been expanded in the West Branch Ausable River in Essex County
with a new section starting at the Whiteface Ski Center bridge downstream to the
Rt. 86 crossing above the Flume. As in the Batten Kill, year-round fishing (artificial
lures only) is permitted. The three new northern sections are all scheduled for
stocking this spring.
regional streams and rivers will be stocked in April and May.
However, it is likely that few, if any, streams in the northern
part of the region will be accessible or warm enough for stocking
prior to opening day. If possible, yearling brook trout will
be stocked in the Chateaugay River in Franklin County before
the season begins. Rainbow trout may also be stocked in the
Saranac River within the Village of Saranac Lake prior to April
of smaller streams contain wild brook and brown trout. Try fishing deep pools
and riffle areas with live bait where it is allowed. Fish slowly, especially if
the water is cold, high, and swift. Contact the regional fisheries office for
a brochure listing many of the wild trout streams in Region 5.
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may not occur until later on many northern lakes. During the beginning stages
of ice-out, excellent trout fishing should be available in open water areas near
the shoreline. Once waters are ice free and temperatures rise, surface trolling
for salmon and lake trout is a good bet on the larger lakes. Brook trout pond
fishing is good from ice-out through May.
are reminded that in many Adirondack ponds the use of fish as
bait is prohibited. For a list of these waters check the "Special
Regulations by County" section in the Fishing Regulations
Guide, or contact the DEC's Region 5 Fisheries Office in Ray
Brook at (518) 897-1333. A variety of leaflets are also available
from the regional office including stocking lists for Region
5, top fishing waters in Region 5, a list of reclaimed trout
ponds, and others.
up-to-date information on fishing conditions in the region,
anglers can call the DEC Region 5 Fishing Hotlines at (518)
891-5413. The hotline is also available on the DEC website at
maps are available. These maps
can be downloaded and printed out to provide detailed locations
for stream sections with purchased and deeded public rights
for angling. Maps are also available from the regional office.
Visit the New
York State DEC Fishing website:
Freshwater fishing regulations
Fishing 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.
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