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Upper Saranac Lake

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 86 in Saranac Lake, follow Route 86 toward Paul Smiths. Continue 5 miles to the intersection of Route 186 and take a left. Continue on Route 186 until it becomes Route 30. The Saranac Inn Boat Launch is off of Route 30.

Boat access:

Public parking and put-in at Saranac Inn Boat Launch. Motorboats permitted. 

Fish Species:

Highlight species: Lake Trout

Lake trout season opens April 1 to Ocotber 15 and has a daily limit of three, minimum length of 21 inches. Similar to the rainbow trout, lake trout love the cold, oxygen-rich water. Upper Saranac is dotted with islands that have rocky points and drop offs — ideal spots for these hard-to-catch trout to hide. The average depth of this lake of 33 feet but has areas with depths of 80 feet. Poke around and find your honey hole!

Special Regulations:

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office. 

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