Fishing Season: Catch & release areas all year/April 1 - October 15 (Prime: May 5 - October 10)

Saranac River - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

71

Kalil's Upstate Outfitters's Tip of the Week

PLEASE STOP FISHING FOR TROUT TILL WATER COOLS AGAIN!!!

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Map of Saranac River

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(Ken Kalil) Kalil's Upstate Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 6/15/21

Cooler days through the week showers the beginning of the week mostly clouds sun through the rest of mid week with air temp highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 40s.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/15/21

Stonefly nymphs ran deep, streamers fished on fast sinking leaders or lines and accompanied by a slow though steady retrieve.

Current Conditions as of 6/15/21

Cooler days through the week showers the beginning of the week mostly clouds sun through the rest of mid week with air temp highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 40s.

Local Species Available Catch & release areas all year/April 1 - October 15 (Prime: May 5 - October 10)

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    Trout

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    salmon

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    steelhead

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    bass

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    pike

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    walleye

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    and many other species

Kalil's Upstate Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Cone Head Marabou Muddler White 8
Bead Head Giant Stone Gold 6
Moto's Minnow Light 10
Travis Para Ant Black 18
Zug Bug N/A 14
Golden stonefly nymphh N/A 10
Sulphur Parachute N/A 14
Dark Hendrickson N/A 12
Matuka Olive 10
Black Ghost Streamer N/A 8

Cone Head Marabou Muddler

This muddler fly works well in big rivers and fast streams.

Kalil's Upstate Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Saranac River

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.

Nearest Airport:

Lake Clear 20 miles Albany 2 1/2 hrs Burlington 2 1/2 hrs

Hatches:

Blue wing olive Isonychia Tan & grey caddis Yellow stones Hoppers Ants

Best Time to Fish:

MId day

Best Stretch:

Catch and release areas, special regulations sections

Best Access:

Rt 3