Fly Fishing & Lodging Packages

The Hungry Trout is located on the banks of the renowned West Branch of the Ausable River. Voted one of "North America’s top 25 Best Fishing Lodges” by Field and Stream Magazine. With 20 stream side units, a full service fly shop, guide service, and two award winning Restaurants.

"Our mission is to provide a remarkable experience to all of our clients from seasoned anglers to beginners, from area visitors to travelers in need of information. Here, our commitment to creating a friendly, welcoming environment for hospitality, learning and discovery is a lasting one.”
- Jerry Bottcher, Owner

THE HUNGRY TROUT overlooks the Flume Falls section of the West Branch of the Ausable River. Reputed to be the finest dining in the North Country, our restaurant offers fresh trout and seafood, venison, quail, steaks and a host of savory dishes all prepared with a unique Adirondack flair. Houseguests get preferred window seating as views of the brightly lit waterfalls and mountain sunsets are a wonderful accompaniment to a special dining experience.

Dream Mile Package $189pp



• One Night’s Lodging
• Full Course Dinner at The Hungry Trout Restaurant or R.F Mcdougall’s Pub
• Full Day access to The Hungry Trout DREAM MILE

A private, catch and release, fly-fishing only section of the Ausable River just minutes from our property. Limited to 8 anglers daily, this mile of quiet water provides an unsurpassed experience for those wishing a more tranquil and leisurely day of fishing away from potential crowds.

> > > Reserve early as this package is limited to only 8 rods per day.

Room and Guide Package $269pp



• One night’s lodging
• Full Course Dinner at The Hungry Trout Restaurant or R.F Mcdougall’s Pub
• Half Day guide service

A perfect experience for those looking for an introduction to the Ausable River.

Brook Trout Adventure Package $409pp



• One nights’ lodging
• Full Course Dinner at The Hungry Trout Restaurant or R.F Mcdougall’s Pub
• Guided canoe trip to 2,000-acre private Brook Trout Preserve.

A very private 2,000 acre wilderness area, our Brook Trout fishery, Twin Ponds, contains over 600 acres of remote, connecting channels and ponds loaded with wild and aggressive Brook Trout up to five pounds! For 30 years, the Hungry Trout has been proud to offer our guests full day, guided canoe trips to this spectacular fishery. Bring your camera for this one!

Bush Country Package $389pp



• One night lodging
• Full Course Dinner at The Hungry Trout Restaurant or R.F Mcdougall’s Pub
• Full day guided trip to Ausable’s “Bush Country”

This legendary and very remote section of the Ausable River harbors the largest and wildest fish in our entire watershed. It also contains the river’s most renown pools made famous in Ray Bergman’s 1952 classic book, TROUT. Due to its limited access (nearly a two mile walk!), this area is very lightly fished. The HUNGRY TROUT leases the 800 acres of private land that borders this section and offers our guests guided access directly to the shoreline of this posted and gated stretch of wonderfully remote water.

Float Trip Package $499pp



• One night’s lodging
• Full Course Dinner at The Hungry Trout Restaurant or R.F Mcdougall’s Pub
• Full Day guided float trip on the Saranac and Raquette rivers for bass and pike!

Following a morning on the Ausable or a round of golf, consider an afternoon and early evening of top water fly fishing for healthy, small mouth Bass and big Northern Pike during your stay with us. Three of our guides own bass boats and specialize in fly-fishing trips to the very scenic Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes and their connecting rivers. Casting a fly to a craggy shoreline or deadfalls amid a beautiful setting sun is a memory not quickly forgotten and a wonderful way to end an active day in the Adirondacks!!

Gold Medal Package $1099pp


• 3 nights lodging
• 3 Full-Course Dinners at The Hungry Trout Restaurant or R.F Mcdougall’s Pub
• 3-full day guide service to include:
– Dream Mile
– Twin Ponds
– Bush Country

Perfect way to gain quick knowledge of rivers & techniques. Ideal for anglers unfamiliar with our area’s watershed. Learn quick knowledge of techniques and productive sections of the region. Includes a professional guide for a full morning or afternoon’s fishing.

GOLD MEDAL PACKAGE – $1099 pp.



• 3 nights lodging
• 3-full day guide service to include:
– Dream Mile
– Twin Ponds
– Bush Country

Daily Guide Rates

Guided Wade Trips

Full Day Wade trips include guiding, full lunch, personal instruction as requested, and transportation to and from our local rivers. Leaders, tippets and other necessary gear can be purchased or rented at the Hungry Trout Fly Shop.

Half Day wade trips include guiding, beverages, personal instruction and transportation to and from the river.

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• Half Day 1 person = $195, 2 people = $295, 3 people = $395
• Full Day 1 person = $295, 2 people = $395, 3 people = $495
*Rental equipment available for $25/outfit

Guided Float or Boat Trips

If there is one thing we are not lacking in the Adirondacks it is fishing opportunities. That is why we have an arsenal of crafts to get the job done, no matter the species. We have single man and two man rafts, Jon boats and bass boats loaded with electronics. Smallmouth, Largemouth, Pike, Muskie, Brook Trout, Rainbows or Lake Trout. Float trips offered on the Saranac River and West Branch of the Ausable River.

Float/Boat PRICES
• Half day 1 person = $250, 2 people = $350, 3 people = Please Contact us.
• Full Day 1 person = $350, 2 people = $450, 3 people = Please Contact us.

Twin Ponds Brook Trout Preserve

Twin Ponds Brook Trout preserve is a private 2000 acre. Property consisting of 3 ponds loaded with gorgeous wild brook trout. Fly fish the Adirondacks in it’s most classic form, while trolling your own 2000 acre preserve, comparing your largest wild fish in pounds, not inches.
This trip is offered as a full day only and includes all still water gear and a shore lunch in authentic winterized Lean-to.

Twin Ponds Price
• Full Day Only 1 person = $470*, 2 people = $545*, 3 people = Please contact us.
*prices reflect a $75 rod fee that for the land owner.

2 hour Family Learn-To Fly Fish

This package is a two-hour fly fishing lesson, designed for 4 anglers. This is best suited for a family, or small group looking for the fly fishing experience without the commitment of a longer trip. This two-hour intensive covers all the basics, and gets you fully geared up and on the water applying basic fly fishing fundamentals. Our guide house and fly shop are a stone’s throw from the Ausable River, which allows us a private streamside classroom to practice our skills over feeding trout.

$250 – 2 hours up to 4 anglers max. All Gear Included

EQUIPTMENT RENTAL

ROD REEL = ECHO / RIO= $25

Waders = SIMMS Guide Gore-tex Waders w/ SIMMS Freestone Felt Boot = $30

Full Set-up= $ 50

Public Water Wade Trips

  • 1 ANGLERS
  • $1951/2 day
  • $295 Full Day
  • 2 ANGLERS
  • $2951/2 day
  • $395 Full Day
  • 3 ANGLERS
  • $3951/2 day
  • $495 Full Day

Daily Bush Country & Dream Mile Guide Rates

  • 1 ANGLERS
  • $2701/2 day
  • $370 Full Day
  • 2 ANGLERS
  • $4451/2 day
  • $545 Full Day
  • 3 ANGLERS
  • $205pp1/2 day
  • 240 per person Full Day

Daily Brook Trout Adventure Guide Rates

  • 1 ANGLERS
  • $$470full day
  • 1/2 Day N/A
  • 2 ANGLERS
  • $$545full day
  • 1/2 Day N/A
  • 3 ANGLERS
  • $N/A1/2 day
  • N/A Full Day

NOTE: Price is rate for a full day guide plus $75 per rod fee for landowner. 3 Anglers require 2 boats and 2 guides.