Ausable River, West Branch, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Ausable River, West Branch, NY
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Ausable River, West Branch, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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PLEASE NOTE! Catch & release fishing is not a good option after 10:30 am on this watershed at the moment, due to water temperatures lethal to trout in the mid to late day. Use the heaviest leaders, tippet possible and fish handling should be minimum or nothing at all
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Ausable River, West Branch is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
(Ken Kalil) Kalil's Upstate Outfitters

Water flow: Low

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 65 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early Morning

Best stretch: Catch & Release areas

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 all year the rest of the river April 1 - October 15 (Prime: May 15th - September 30)

Nearest airport: Saranac Lake - 12 miles, Albany - 2 ½ hours, Burlington - 2 ½ hours

Ausable River, West Branch Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Streamers fished fast. Searching with big dry flys in between trico activity.

7-Day Forecast

Clouds,sunshine, thunderstorms through the weekend, air temps in the mid 70s, evening air temps in the high 50s to low 60s.

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