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|(Ken Kalil) Kalil's Upstate Outfitters|
Water flow: Med
Visibility: 36 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid day
Best stretch: Catch and release areas / Downstream of dam in Wilmington to Ausable Forks
Best access point: Rt 86
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Blue Wing Olive Isonychia Tan and Grey Caddis Yellow stones Hoppers Ants
Fish species: Trout
Fishing season: Catch & release areas open all year/ April 1 - October 15 (Prime: May 15th - September 30)
Nearest airport: Saranac Lake - 12 miles, Albany - 2 ½ hours, Burlington - 2 ½ hours
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 8' 6" 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
The West Branch of the Ausable River is a freestone river flowing out of the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. Two Catch and Release areas totaling 7.2 mile are open year round to fishing, when the weather cooperates. Our season really kicks into gear Mid May through October. Great public access to miles of river and a variety of water types including great pocket water and deep water runs awaits those who fish ...
this river. Abundant hatches and quality fish make this a great destination for those interested in fishing a productive stream in a beautiful setting and really who isn't.
Regular reports are done for the season.
Regular seson is now closed and will reoprn April 2015. Thanks for your buisness.