Date: 6/19/2023

Stream: West Branch Ausable River

Flow: 1230 cubic ft/sec main stem

Clarity: Murky/Clearing

Temperature: 55-60 West Branch Ausable River

Hatches: Caddis, Stoneflies, BWOs, Sulphurs, Green Drakes, Hexagenia

Hot Flies: Dries: Elk Hair Caddis Grey, Tan, Green 10-16. Fluttering Foam Caddis 16-12, Ausable Wulff, Ausable Bomber, Haystack, Rusty Spinner, Yellow and Orange Stimulators, Chubby Chernobyl Gold, Purple, Black. Fat Albert Pink, Tan, or Yellow, Hexagenia spinners, and BWO parachutes.  Nymphs: Birds Nest, Soft Hackle Hares Ear, Jig Gallop’s Hares, Girdle Bug coffee/black, Olive Napoleon (perdigon), prince nymph, pheasant tail, hexagenia nymphs and Caddis Pupa.     Streamers: Dark colored Wooly Buggers (Olive or Black preference), Sparkle Minnow Conehead and JIG, classic Mickey Finns and Great Ghosts, Dhali Lama.

Fishing Outlook: In the shadow of yesterday’s high flows, flow rates are on the decline and clarity is on the rise. We should be seeing prime flows within a few days. In the meantime staying subsurface and having a  healthy variety of flies is ideal. Streamers along with larger heavier nymphs, and more hatch worthy nymph patterns will allow you to cover all the bases as the water clears and flows decrease. Fish are still likely along to bank, so approach the water with care and don’t hesitate to fish at your feet. Weather outlook looks beautiful with sunny skies and increasing temperatures, lasting until Friday. Definitely get out and hit the Ausable for trout, and don’t hesitate to check out your favorite bass spot. Season is open and fish are hungry. For the most up-to-date reports give us a call here at the Fly Shop at 518-946-2117.

Note: Black fly season has hit us here in the Adirondacks, hatches are spread sporadically across the river. Good idea to pack a good face covering and have bug spray ready to go. If you are in need of either a face covering or bug spray, both can be purchased at The Anglers Outpost. Franklin County Bass Fishing Season is officially open, make sure you stop by the Anglers Outpost to get stocked up on your bass baits and fly patterns.

Lost and Found: A fly box was found dropped at Phillips pool and was brought to us here at the fly shop. If you are missing a fly box, either stop by the shop or give us a call at (518) 946-2117 and we can help you identify and return your box.

Up Coming Events: Fly cases are full stocked with all of our favorite fly patterns. Definitely stop by the shop and take a look and make sure your box is fully stocked with current hot flies. With your purchase here at the fly shop, you will also receive a free 15% coupon to be used at the Adirondack Anglers outpost. For any further questions give the shop a call at (518) 946-2117

Adirondack Anglers OutpostOur sister shop The Adirondack Anglers Outpost is officially open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week. The shop is located at the Four Corners in Wilmington, 5698 NYS ROUTE 86. Warm Water Fly and Conventional Tackle, Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals, NYS Fishing Licenses and more can be purchased at the Anglers Outpost. A live bait tank has been installed at the outpost, and is awaiting the first shipment of bait. More information regarding live bait and more Anglers Outpost events will be released soon. For any questions regarding the Adirondack Anglers Outpost give the shop a call at (518) 946-3474.

Guiding: We still have openings for guiding opportunities, especially during the last week of June. We are wide open for July and August (to include weekends). As schools are letting out for summer vacation, what better way to kick off summer then your very own Adirondack fishing adventure. Our guiding service specializes in creating a fishing experience tailored for you and with June being our favorite month here at the shop you definitely don’t want to miss out. We have a variety of options to include, wading trips for trout, float trips for bass, boat trips on Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, and backcountry small stream brook trout fishing. During June Big Mayflies, Terrestrials, and Stoneflies hatch, and big dry flies are a must have along the Ausable. Franklin County Bass Season opens is officially open and the bass are coming off their beds and are hungry looking for poppers. Our Boat guide (Zack Horrocks) has been crushing it on both Lake Placid and the Saranac Lakes. For those looking for more more secluded fishing options, we have two selections of private water for you. The Dream Mile and Bush Country are two sections of river privately leased by the hungry trout and only open to our guests. If you are interested in booking a trip, and/or looking for more information on guiding give a call here at the shop (518)-946-2117, and we are more than happy to fill in the blanks.

For any questions regarding Adirondack Fishing give the Fly Shop a call at (518) 946-2117 a call and we will get everything squared away, and dial you in for your Adirondack Fishing Adventure.

We look forward to seeing you in the shop and on the water. Tight lines!!

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