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.