Date: 5/24/2023

Stream: West Branch Ausable River

Flow: 455 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. Expected showers are to hit the Ausable beginning around Noon today and ending around 6pm. Total rainfall expected is about a quarter of an inch. Memorial Day Weekend is looking great with sunny weather spanning across the weekend. 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 give us a call here at the Fly Shop at 518-946-2117.

Up Coming Events:  The Anglers Outpost is open 9-5 for all your conventional tackle needs. NYS Fishing Licenses can be purchased at the Outpost. 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.

Guiding: We have plenty of openings throughout the month of June! With large mayflies hatching across the river and peak stone fly season, it is our favorite time to hit the river for dry fly action. For those looking for a time where big foam terrestrial and hopper patterns and large dry flies are a must have, June is the month for you. T0 get in on the action give us a call here at the shop (518) 946-2117.

If you have any questions please, don’t hesitate to give us a call (518) 946-2117 and we can fill in any blanks and get you dialed for your Adirondack Fishing Adventure.

See you in the shop or on the water!



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