Northern Adirondack and Ausable River Stream Conditions

Ausable River conditions can change rapidly

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(08/08/19)

Stream: Ausable River
Date of Update: 5/22/20
Main Stem Stream Level: 968cfs. 

West Branch Stream Level: 575cfs.

Water Temp: 56-62

Clarity: clearing 

Hatches

 Hendrickson, BWO, Quill Gordon Spinners, early black stones, yellow sally, sedge caddis 

Hot Flies

DRIES: Hendrickson comparadun 12-14, Ausable bomber 8-12, Ausable Wulff 8-16, Ausable usual 10-18, Ausable Caddis 16, Mini Muddler Minnow, rusty spinner 12-16   

NYMPHS: Ted fox squirrelly nymph 12-16, birds nest 12-16, tungsten soft hackle hares war 12-16, CDC prince nymph 12-16, French Nymphs #12-16, Black Stoneflies 12-16, Montana Prince – Black  #12-14, 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, Olive Hare’s Ear 12-18 STREAMERS: Zonkers and Wooly Buggers olive & black & white,  CH Crystal Bugger, Sparkle Minnow 4-8, sculpzilla 8,

Fishing Overview

 CHECK OUT HUNGRYTROUTFLYSHOP.COM  for curbside pickup and shipping. More inventory being added daily. GUIDING IS BACK! Twin Ponds is fishing very well with many trophy fish caught since Friday. The Au Sable river is in great shape with clear, cold water and excellent hatches. The only hurdle now is the bright sun and hot temps that cause mid day fishing to slow down. Fish mornings and evenings for best action but fish through the day to shake off the desperate need to be on the water, and dedicate your energy to the am and pm hatches. Caddis has been more dominant in the AM with Hendricksons in the PM. You will see a variety of other bugs like Yellow Sallies, various large Stoneflies hatching, and hoards of caddis in the PM but fish are keyed in on the Hendricksons. We have been fishing Hendrickson emergers and parachutes until approx. 7pm and then switching to Rusty Spinners.  Surrounding area waters are also fishing well already showing some March Browns and heavy Stonefly populations. We are able to guide and are filling up our calendar for the rest of the month and for June. Thank you all for the support and really looking forward to being open as usual. I Fly shop is open for curbside pick up and Internet orders only. Please call to set up an appointment and we’re happy to get you squared away with anything you need . As always, call the fly shop for the most up to date and detailed information 518-946-2117

Specifics and Tips

  Hire a guide! No better way to find out the intricacies of our watershed then hiring a local guide. We have been hitting the rivers once they’re able to warm a little bit around 10 AM. Fishing until chill returns to the water and Hatch has died off. I recommend using stoneflies and tungsten soft tacos for covering water and fishing every drift through and swinging down stream before your next cast. This time of year a lot of fish key in on swimming insects as they’re preparing to hatch. You will see a variety of insects on COM warm days ranging from a lot of Cadis to Hendrickson’s to a few yellow Sally’s. Using a lot of attractor patterns. If I’m in a nice hole and I haven’t caught anything I will always finish with a deep streamer or a crayfish. Specifics and Tips call us at the fly shop at 518-946-2117.

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Conservation Note

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There is a new gauge on the West Branch! 150 ft above Monument Falls! Check it out here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00010=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&cb_00095=on&format=gif_default&site_no=04274000&period=&begin_date=2020-02-20&end_date=2020-02-27

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