The Saranac River is a great waterway for anglers to catch various species in the Adirondacks, including rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, landlocked salmon, and steelhead.
The Saranac River in the City of Plattsburgh provides salmon angling from its mouth to the Imperial Dam (an impassible barrier) about three miles upstream. The river flows through Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties.
The upper Saranac River is great for rainbow trout and brown trout. The upper section from Bloomingdale to Franklin Falls Flow is accessible from River Road east of Bloomingdale. The middle Saranac River is home to brown trout and brook trout and flows from Union Falls to Cadyville. There are parking areas and public fishing rights off Silver Lake Road. The lower Saranac River has landlocked salmon in the spring and fall. Anglers can find brown trout and steelhead in the lower sections as well.