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Landlocked Salmon Fishing on the Saranac River

Related links:

Salmon Fishing on Lake Champlain Tributaries - overview page

Saranac River Flows - US Geological Survey web site


The Saranac River, in the City of Plattsburgh, provides salmon angling from its mouth to the Imperial Dam (an impassible barrier) approximately three miles upstream. During spring, most salmon are taken near the mouth. In fall, salmon are abundant throughout the three mile section of river. Boats can be launched at a public ramp near the mouth, but only several hundred feet separate the lower most rapids from Lake Champlain. While much of the river bank is owned by the City of Plattsburgh and is accessible, some portions are private.

Anglers are reminded that fall regulations restrict the use of weighted baits, lures, and flies. For details, consult the Lake Champlain- Additional Tributary Regulations section in the Fishing Regulations Guide.

Saranac River map