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.
Public parking and put-in at Saranac Inn Boat Launch. Motorboats permitted.
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!
Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.