Stream: West Branch Ausable River
Flow: 917 cubic ft/sec main stem
Hatches: Early Brown Stone, some BWO
Fishing Outlook: Not a lot of change lately since our previous report other than reduced flows and more fish! The state and county has been stocking up and down all rivers in the north country. The Ausable has started picking up because of the stocking, obviously, but also because the temps, clarity and decent weather lead to more active feeding. Some nice fish have been caught below the Dam as well as in the deep wintering spots up river. We are fishing exclusively streamers and nymphs, dark color streamers and variety of attractor nymphs like Mops and Girdle Bugs. Low and slow is the ticket and fish during the warmer times of the days. We have had some cool evenings and frosty mornings so you’ll want the day to heat up a bit before heading out for the peak time of day, approx noon – 5.
Upcoming Events: The opening of our partner shop, The Anglers Outpost, is slowly approaching! All the information will be coming out shortly. Very excited to unveil the extension of our business and cater to a wider variety of anglers of all disciplines. Exciting stuff!
We do have openings for guiding for May, so definitely get your day on the books. A few prime dates for private water as well as guides for Salmon and Chateaugay. If you have been fishing up here a while and want to be introduced to some new routines, this is the best way to do it. Call us at 5189462117 and we can fill in the blanks!
Shop is open daily 9-5!