The Adirondack Mountains are world famous for fishing, and the Whiteface Mountain
is no exception. It is home to the famous West Branch of the Ausable
Besides the West Branch, there are many local ponds, Lake Placid, and
Saranac River that also offer good fishing opportunities. The
Hof has fishing access to the West Branch just out the front door or
the Flume Catch & Release Section is just a 5 minute walk
Guide service and guided packages with lodging are also
Major Fly Hatches On The West Branch
May 5 - June 1
June 5 - 15
June 7 - 15
June 20 - 30
June 1 - July 15
July 15 - august 30
August 15 - October 15
Winch, Owens, and Copperas Ponds - 1.5 mile hikeBrook
and lake trout
1. Turn right out of the driveway towards lake
2. Take Rt. 86 approximately 4 miles through the Notch.
3. Look for trail head parking lot just west of the Notch.
3. Trail begins of south side of the highway up the hill.
West Branch - Ausable River "Catch
and Release" Sections:
1. From River
Rd. in Lake Placid for 5 miles to the Town of Wilmington
From the bridge at Whiteface Mt. Ski Area downstream to the Rt. 86
bridge justg above the Flume Pool.
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