Recently Voted “Best Outfitter in the Adirondacks” in 2014, 2017 and 2022 by Adirondack Life Magazine. The Hungry Trout Fly Shop is famous for its professional fly fishing guides, huge selection of local flies and decades of local knowledge. Also rated one of “North America’s top 25 Best Fishing Lodges” by Field and Stream Magazine.THE HUNGRY TROUT remains as the premier fly shop and guide service of the Northern Adirondacks
For 23 years the Hungry Trout has provided anglers with the most diverse guiding opportunities and top of the line fly fishing provisions from SIMMS, RIO, MFC, NAUTILUS, UMPQUA, FISHPOND, SCOTT RODS, R.L WINSTON and more.
Our staff will make sure that you are headed in the right direction with the best flies and the proper rigging. Our goal is to increase your confidence, self-reliance, and success on the water so your experience exceeds your expectation.
Daily Guide 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.
1/2 Day Guide Trips
1/2 Day trips are four hours long.
Full Day Guide Trips
Full Day Guide Trips
Full day trips are eight hours long
Full Day Guide Trips
Fishing Packages for your full needs
Bush Country Package
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.
Room and Guide Package
A perfect experience for those looking for an introduction into fly fishing on the Ausable. This package includes a half day guide service on the Ausable or other area waters. Avery popular package for couples visiting the area, spend the early morning on the river while your significant other sleeps in or shops, or better yet, both of you fish and spend the rest of the day enjoying everything else the area has to offer.
Float Trip Package
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!!
Learn to Fish Package
A perfect experience for those looking for an introduction into fly fishing. The “Learn to Fish” guided trip includes two hours of guide service for up to four people and all of the equipment they would need. During your trip the guide will teach you all of the basic fly fishing information and skills you will need.
Gold Medal Package
A perfect way to spend a few days in the north country. When you purchase a Gold Medal package you are securing a spot on some of the Adirondacks true pieces of legacy waters. This package includes three nights lodging at the Hungry Trout Resort, three full course dinners at your choice of R.F.McDougall’s Pub, and three full days of guided fly fishing. One of those days will be on the Dream Mile, one day in the Bush Country, and one day on other local waters.
Ice Fishing Trips Through Adirondack Ice Fishing
Ice Fish the Adirondacks from spacious, heated shelters protected from the elements a short distance from the Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Lake George and Tupper Lake regions! Target all species ice fishing for Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Atlantic Salmon, Trout, Walleye and more. Our trips are designed to be safe, hands on and productive for all abilities.
“This is what the Adirondacks is all about, this is really what the Ausable is all about, this is what our life here is all about. Family, the river, the hungry trout…It doesn’t get better than that…” ~Jerry Bottcher