Saranac River Fly Fishing

The 19th most popular fly fishing river in New York.

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West of Plattsburgh and Morrisonville, the Saranac River is a popular year-round fly fishery known for its trout. Fly fishing on the Saranac River is usually divided into three sections: Stord Brook to North Branch, Kent Falls Dam to Millstone Monument, and Millstone Monument to Imperial Dam.

The section from Stord Brook downstream to the confluence with North Branch Saranac River (about 1.4 miles) is popular catch-and-release section for artificial lures only.

The section from Ken Falls Dam downstream to Millstone Monument is another popular catch-and-release section for artificial lures only.

The last section is from Millstone Monument downstream to Imperial Dam. There is a catch limit of five per day over 12 inches long.

Overall, Saranac River is the 19th most popular fly fishing river of all 32 fly fishing spots in New York. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Saranac River including Batten Kill River, West Canada Creek, West Branch Ausable River, Upper Hudson River and Boquet River.


Local Contact(s):  NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To New York" from Eric Newman

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Saranac River Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  44.696679, -73.561621

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  22548

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