Northern Adirondack and Ausable River Stream Conditions

Ausable River conditions can change rapidly

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Stream: Ausable River

Date of Update: 10/12/2020

Stream Level (West):  139 c.f.s 

Stream Level (Main): 399 c.f.s 

Water Temp: 50AM-56PM 

Clarity: Very Clear


 Blue Wing Olives, Light Cahill, Caddis 

Hot Flies

DRIES:  Parachute Adams #8-12, Olives #14-18, Stimulator#6-14, Trina’s Carnage #10, Widowmaker Stone#10, Elkhair Caddis #12-18 NYMPHS: French Jig #14-20, Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Jig #12-16, Pheasant Tail #10-18, Olive Hare’s Ear #16-20, Beadhead Batman/Ironman, #12-18,, Caddis Pupa #12-18, Copper Johns #12-18 STREAMERS: Jigged and conehead wooly buggers – Black and Olive#6-12, Conehead Minnow #8, CH Crystal Bugger, Zoo Cougar, Sparkle Minnow, Galloup’s Dungeon (Mini and standard)

Fishing Overview

   Season is winding down! The last week of there season is here and we are finishing strong with guides out daily through the week fishing all area waters. Lots of streamer fishing currently with nymphs rotating into the scene when streamers are not moving fish in predictable fashion. Beadhead attractor nymphs of various sizes and shapes. Caddis is your best bet!    As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

Specifics and Tips

Not much dry fly action the past few days with the water fluctuations.  Look for rising fish in the afternoon and evening the next couple days as conditions stabilize.  Streamer bite should be hot for the next few days, especially during low light hours.  Try fishing a small zonker or wooly bugger as the anchor fly in a nymph setup with a small nymph for a dropper. For the best Specifics and Tips call us at the fly shop at 518-946-2117.

Shop Events

Our clinic dates for 2020:

Call this winter to get in early for our spring stillwater clinic

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Graph of Temperature, water, degrees Celsius

Graph of Discharge, cubic feet per second

Conservation Note

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There is a new gauge on the West Branch! 150 ft above Monument Falls! Check it out here:

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