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|(Ken Kalil) Kalil's Upstate Outfitters|
Water flow: Medium/ lots of ice
Visibility: 32 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 35 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid day
Best stretch: Catch and release areas, special regulations sections
Best access point: Rt 3
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Blue wing olive Isonychia Tan & grey caddis Yellow stones Hoppers Ants
Fish species: Trout,salmon,steelhead,bass,pike, walleye, and many other species
Fishing season: Catch & release areas all year/April 1 - October 15 (Prime: May 5 - October 10)
Nearest airport: Lake Clear 20 miles Albany 2 1/2 hrs Burlington 2 1/2 hrs
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 8' 6" 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
With two catch, and release areas, plenty of public access, multiple special regulations sections, the Saranac has no lack of angling opportunities. Spoken of in many classic pieces of angling literature dating back to the early 1900's, the Saranac receives little mention today. Often referred to as the little brother to the Ausable. This could not be further from the truth. The Saranac is a mighty river with ...
many faces to show. Beginning its path in the High Peaks a few miles from the headwaters of the Ausable, the Saranac flows through the village of Saranac Lake. With its several hydroelectric dams along its way, the first one beginning in the village of Saranac Lake setting the stage for many wonderful surprises along its path to the mouth of the river at Lake Champlain. Arguably the Saranac has benefited from these dams where often you will find both warm, and cold water species intermingling together. The variety, abundance of food, and feeding habits of fish in the Saranac will bewilder the most seasoned anglers. Big wide pocket water, gentle riffles of a mid size trout stream, slow flats of warm water predators, solitude is not far on this water for both angler, and fish. This is truly a land of solitude for many giant fish that will never see a fly, and this guides favorite waters for sure.
Swinging streamers or nymphs very deep with a upstream strip at the end of the swing and also dead drifted nymph fished on the bottom in catch & release areas.
Showers as the week moves ahead with very cool evenings and daytime air temps in the mid 50s through the rest of the week.