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Saranac River

2015 Stocking Schedules

The NYS DEC Essex County Spring Stocking Schedule for 2015 is online now. Essex County also maintains its own hatchery and stocking program. The 2015 schedule has been released as well. It includes 600 2 yr old rainbows, 400 2 yr old browns, and 200 3 yr old rainbows. Hold on tight to those big fish!

About the Saranac

The Saranac River headwaters are the Saranac Chain of lakes in the northern Adirondacks, in Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties, New York. It flows northeast and empties into Lake Champlain near the city of Plattsburgh. Below the dam in Saranac Lake, excellent trout fishing for brown and rainbow trout can be had in Bloomingdale and Franklin Falls. The river continues through Union Falls, Clayburg, Saranac and on into Plattsburgh before emptying into Lake Champlain.

Read Keith Gorgas's post on "An Introduction to Fishing the Saranacs."