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flyinredneck


Location: Scarborough, ME

PostPosted: Tue 09/01/09 10:48 am    Post subject: Fly Fishing In St. Lawrence County, NY? Reply with quote

Hey guys,
I just started my third year of college hear in Potsdam New York in St. Lawrence County. I just started fly fishing last summer and just knew that I had to bring my fly rod! I know that you guys certainly dont have to tell me any of your fishing spots and im not asking for that type of thing. I was just wondering, as a total stranger to this area, if anyone could point me in the right direction as to some good rivers or ponds where i could find some trout, bass, or salmon, or any type of fish really, near Potsdam? Im willing to drive a little ways and am aware that the adirondacks are about 45 minutes away. If anyone could give me any tips I would really appreciate it! Im always looking to skip a little class and swing a fly rod around!

-Shane
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MattStansberry



PostPosted: Tue 09/01/09 11:08 am    Post subject: Serious trout fishing in Adirondacks, 60-inch muskie nearby Reply with quote

My brother in law is a Senior at St. Lawrence in Canton and had a similar question. So, you're about 2 hours from the best river in NY State -- the AuSable, which is near Lake Placid in the Adirondack park. I'm sure there are closer rivers, but that's just my favorite.

And you can fish Lake Champlain, one of the best smallmouth bass lakes around.

But you're REALLY close to the St. Lawrence River -- which I'm sure is challenging to fish on-foot -- but if you had a buddy with a boat, it's got some of the best Muskie fishing in the country.

-Matt
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MattStansberry



PostPosted: Tue 09/01/09 11:12 am    Post subject: Nearly forgot Great Lakes Steelhead and Salmon Reply with quote

Pulaski, NY is only two hours away. You can have your way with the Lake Ontario-run steelhead up there. There is at least one big fly shop in town that'd be able to set you straight on how to get started.
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waterwhippa


Location: Upstate, NY

PostPosted: Wed 09/02/09 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out the Degrasse, it is a superb fishery. Also the Saranac and Bouquet.
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flyinredneck


Location: Scarborough, ME

PostPosted: Sun 09/06/09 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the advise guys. As far as the salmon river in Pulaski goes, what is a good time of year to hit it and any fly suggestion? Im also planning on fishing the Grasse river for smallmouth. Again, Thanks for all the help.

-Shane
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mooncaster



PostPosted: Mon 09/14/09 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a Potsdam Grad. I know some killer bass spots on the Raquette River that flows right thru Potdam. Try going to the park that is just off campus on the other side of rt 56 across from Canton drive. You can walk to it if you live on or near campus. I think you can sign out or rent a canoe from the school right there at the boat house. If you paddle around there you should be able to find some fish. Especially up stream. I use to go there sometimes at night with a 12 pack and catch bullhead from shore from time to time for something to do.
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flyinredneck


Location: Scarborough, ME

PostPosted: Sun 09/20/09 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well today I had a big test to study for, so i decided to procastinate and swing the fly line around for a few hours on the local Raquette River. I went in search of Smallmouth bass and the river looked good. The only thing that worried me was that the temps had been cooling down lately and maybe the Smallmouth wouldn't be real interested this late in the bass season. So with my fly rod and new Konic reel i waded out and tied on a little popper. I fished a couple of down trees and rock piles with no success. I waded up river a few hundred feet and shot my line down stream near a overhanging tree. A large swirl came from behind the popper, so i stopped the retrieve and popped it one more time and the fish sucked it down. I set the hook and prepared to reel it in quickly, however the fish had other plans. he pulled hard took the line with him and sent my drag whirring. I got to shore and played him in and soon realized that this was no bass, in fact it was a 24 inch carp! having never caught a carp before i was pretty pumped so I decided to share this little story with you to thank you for the advise on some of the rivers up here near potsdam. I can't wait to test some other rivers out. In fact im planning on heading for Pulaski in a few weeks and giving steelheading a shot. So thanks again and I really appreciate it!

-Shane
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