Northern Adirondack and Ausable River Stream Conditions

Ausable River conditions can change rapidly

Call our fly shop at 1-518-946-2117 for up to the minute reports.

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(08/08/19)

Stream: Ausable River
Date of Update: 08/10/19
Stream Level: 315 CFS 
Water Temp: 62-75 Clarity: normal

Hatches

 Trico, BWO, Caddis (green, grey and tan 12-18), STONEFLIES 

Hot Flies

DRIES: Ausable Wulff 10-16, Ausable Usual 12-18, Rusty Spinner 10-14, Trinas Carnage Attractor8-10, Stimulator Yellow and Orange #6-10, Chubby Chernobyl tan, gold, red 6-10, Fat Albert Pink, Tan, yellow, Beetles NYMPHS: French Nymphs #12-16, Black Stoneflies 12-16, Lex’s sexy stone #8-10, Girdle Bug 4-10, CDC Prince Nymph 8-16, Pheasant Tails 8-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14-16, Pink Hot Spot Jig 14-16 Caddis Pupas Green/Chartrueuse 8-14 STREAMERS: Zonkers and Wooly Buggers olive & black & white, Black Ghost, Grey Ghost, CH Crystal Bugger, Sculpzilla.

Fishing Overview

 We got rain!!! The river is at 315 CFS and is slowly dropping as the days go on. Along with the future forecast of nights being high 40’s- low 50’s, the fishing is looking good for the next week or so! Still hit the water at daybreak to beat the heat and to maximize how much time you have on the river before water temps get too hot to fish. Remember, 70 degrees Fahrenheit OR 21.1 degrees Celcius to give the fish a break and not stress them out. We are using lots of terrestrials and Foam attractor patterns with a variety of nymphs as droppers. Perdigon nymphs are great bc they sink fast and sit vertically under the fly. You may need to throw on a tandem nymph rig under an indicator or tight line if the fish are hanging deep out of reach. With the current weather along with the projected forcast, we are fishing only in the mornings for trout. Evenings are too hot to fish. With the water starting to get lower and lower each day, we are focusing on the pocket water sections because there are some deeper pockets/holes for fish to stay in. Caddis and stoneflies are on the menu, along with the Fishfly which is the adult Hellgrammite. It looks like a stonefly because it is large with two sets of wings but has a white stripe across the wings. A dark chubby does the trick – and we have them. The weather for the next few days is looking pretty good in terms of temperature. Nights are dropping into the low 50’s and highs into the mid 80’s, with that being said. Get out on the water as early as you can. 5 AM start time is a familiar thing for the locals this time of year because of the water temp. Bass and pike, brook trout streams, and fishing the lakes are also great options.    As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

Specifics and Tips

   Wake up early and beat the sun and the heat. Fish will feed best in the morning until about 11 or so. Use large attractors with small dropper nymphs. Fast pocket water will hold the most fish as it provides the most cover. Small wets #20, can be effective fished downstream with a long leader. Hit up the bass ponds! Hexegenia may be out soon for some nice lake action.    For the best Specifics and Tips call us at the fly shop at 518-946-2117.

Shop Events

Our clinic dates for 2019:

Fall Stillwater Clinic at Twin Ponds September 13th Weekend – 2 spots left!
As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

 

Conservation Note

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Ausable River Saranac River Chateaugay River Salmon River Twin Ponds Lakes and Ponds Twin Ponds Brook Trout ! #hungrytrout #adirondacks #flyfishing #brooktrout http://t.co/hRybmj0zi0 — Hungry Trout (@HungryTroutFly) January 22, 2014

Stream: Ausable River

Date of Update: 4/28/19

Stream Level: 2700 c.f.s 

Water Temp: 40f

Clarity: Good

Hatches

 Midge, early black stones.

Hot Flies

DRIES:  NYMPHS: French Nymphs #12-16, Black Stoneflies 12-16 STREAMERS: Zonkers and Wooly Buggers olive & black & white, Black Ghost, Grey Ghost, CH Crystal Bugger.

Fishing Overview

   Early season conditions persist. High, cold and dirty water make angling on the Ausable quite a challenge! Luckily we have lots of other options once the Ice goes out. Salmon should be returning to the Saranac and Boquet soon but current reports are slow. Looking forward to some warming trends to turn the fishing on!  As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

Specifics and Tips

  Low and Slow! Fishing is tough so be patient! For the best Specifics and Tips call us at the fly shop at 518-946-2117.

Shop Events

Our clinic dates for 2019:

Twin Pond Brook Trout Still Water Clinic June 15th weekend

Pocket Water Clinic Saturday July 6th

HT Kids Fly Fishing Camp July 8,9,10

1st Annual Women’s Hang with Rachel Finn August 2nd Weekend

Fall Stillwater Clinic at Twin Ponds September 13th Weekend

As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

 

Conservation Note

Call the shop to book.

Ausable River Saranac River Chateaugay River Salmon River Twin Ponds Lakes and Ponds Twin Ponds Brook Trout ! #hungrytrout #adirondacks #flyfishing #brooktrout http://t.co/hRybmj0zi0 — Hungry Trout (@HungryTroutFly) January 22, 2014

Northern Adirondack and Ausable River Stream Conditions

Ausable River conditions can change rapidly

Call our fly shop at 1-518-946-2117 for up to the minute reports.

Follow us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/hungrytroutflyfishing Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/hungrytroutfly

Stream: Ausable River

Date of Update: 5/13/19

Stream Level: 1400 c.f.s 

Water Temp: 40f

Clarity: Mocha

Hatches

 Midge, early black stones.

Hot Flies

DRIES:  NYMPHS: French Nymphs #12-16, Black Stoneflies 12-16 STREAMERS: Zonkers and Wooly Buggers olive & black & white, Black Ghost, Grey Ghost, CH Crystal Bugger.

Fishing Overview

   Early season conditions persist. High, cold and dirty water make angling on the Ausable quite a challenge! Luckily we have lots of other options once the Ice goes out. Salmon should be returning to the Saranac and Boquet soon but current reports are slow. Looking forward to some warming trends to turn the fishing on!  As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

Specifics and Tips

  Low and Slow! Fishing is tough so be patient! For the best Specifics and Tips call us at the fly shop at 518-946-2117.

Shop Events

Our clinic dates for 2019:

Local Appreciation Day May 11th

Two Fly Tournament May 17th weekend

Twin Pond Brook Trout Still Water Clinic June 15th weekend

Pocket Water Clinic Saturday July 6th

HT Kids Fly Fishing Camp July 8,9,10

1st Annual Women’s Hang with Rachel Finn August 2nd Weekend

Fall Stillwater Clinic at Twin Ponds September 13th Weekend

As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

 

Conservation Note

Call the shop to book.

Ausable River Saranac River Chateaugay River Salmon River Twin Ponds Lakes and Ponds Twin Ponds Brook Trout ! #hungrytrout #adirondacks #flyfishing #brooktrout http://t.co/hRybmj0zi0 — Hungry Trout (@HungryTroutFly) January 22, 2014