Saranac River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Saranac River, NY
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Saranac River, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Due to lethal water temps for trout survival we strongly suggest not targeting trout and consider the warm water options in this watershed.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Saranac River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

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

Water flow: low

Visibility: 29 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 73 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Morning

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

Saranac River Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Streamer fishing with long steady retrieves ran deep. Dead drifted nymphs with a swing to the surface at the end of drift.

7-Day Forecast

Humid, scattered thunderstorms through the weekend daytime temps in the 80s


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