Date: 5/22/2023

Stream: West Branch Ausable River

Flow: 561 cubic ft/sec main stem

Clarity: clear

Temperature: 50-55

Hatches: Caddis, Stoneflies, Hendricksons, March Browns

Hot Flies: Dries: Hendrickson Comparadun 12-14, Hendrickson foam post emerged, Elk Hair Caddis Grey, Tan, Green 10-16. Fluttering Foam Caddis 16-12, Ausable Wulff, Ausable Bomber, Haystack, Rusty Spinner, Yellow and Orange Stimulators   Nymphs: Birds Nest, Soft Hackle Hares Ear, Jig Gallop’s Hares, Girdle Bug coffee/black, Olive Napoleon (perdigon), prince nymph, pheasant tail, and Caddis Pupa.     Streamers: Wooly Buggers, Sparkle Minnow CH and JIG, classic Mickey Finns and Great Ghosts, Dhali Lama.

Fishing Outlook: The Ausable, Salmon, Chateaugay, Saranac and surrounding trips are all fishing well. Flows and temps are perfect for the time of year. Hatches are in full swing for Hendricksons, Caddis and Stoneflies. For the best hatch action mornings and evenings are prime times to be on the river. Some March Brown activity has been seen on the river, with more consistent hatches likely to begin this week. The expected weather for this coming week (5/21-27) is sunny, with some possible showers slated for Wednesday. We have been picking off risers skittering larger mayfly patterns. Also doing well nymphing variety of attractor nymphs fished in tandem with nymphs more hatch worthy, like birds nests, soft hackle hares ear and caddis pupas. For the most up-to-date reports call the Fly Shop at 518-946-2117.

Upcoming Events:  The Anglers Outpost is open 9-5 for all your conventional tackle needs. We also have a huge selection of warmwater and still water flies. A proper opening and announcement is coming soon. Live bait tank is getting installed this week. Hope to have all systems fully operational for Memorial Day weekend. 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!

New York State Fishing Licenses can be purchased at the Anglers Outpost.

We do have openings for guiding for JUNE, so definitely get your day on the books. A few prime dates for private water as well as guides for Salmon and Chateaugay. For those looking to schedule guide trips or any “fishy” questions, give the Fly Shop a call at (518)-946-2117. We are happy to hear from you and answer any questions.

Shop is open daily 9-5!

See you in the shop or on the water!



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