Fly Fishing, Spincasting, or using “Garden Hackle”; the Adirondack Mountains have an abundance of great trout & bass fishing.
A state park of over 6,000,000 acres, this area is blessed with more than 2,000 lakes and ponds, as well as thousands of miles of streams and rivers. Our goal at Beaver Brook Outfitters is to provide a quality outdoor experience on some of the most pristine waters left in the lower 48.
Overnight floats ranging in length from 2-3 days are offered from mid-May through Mid – June and again in the fall on the upper Hudson River Gorge. This stretch of river, all but inaccessible by foot, offers some of the finest fishing in the East for Brook, Brown, Rainbow Trout and Smallmouth Bass. Very low fishing pressure and healthy populations of Trout and Bass in a real wilderness setting make this a truly great trip. We camp on some of the best and most remote big river pools in the northeast. Catch an evening hatch, try some casts through the early morning mist, or sit back and relax by the fire. Whatever your reason for getting out, there is no better place than the upper Hudson River Gorge.
Depending on water levels, there can be a significant amount of whitewater on our upper gorge trips. This requires us to set a minimum ages restriction of 10 years old.
Pound for pound, they may be the toughest fighting fish around. We run dedicated one day Smallmouth floats from late spring through the fall. These trips are run on a lower section of the Hudson that is a bit warm for trout. This makes for a superb Smallmouth habitat in a great setting. We also offer guided Small and Largemouth Bass fishing floats on several nearby lakes and ponds.
The Adirondacks offer some of the best fishing for native and wild Brookies in the country. From ice-out (usually late April) through fall we offer hike-in trips to pristine mountain ponds to fish for Brook Trout. To soak in the sights and sounds of a wilderness pond is truly a great experience. Although fish can be caught all summer long, by far the best months for these trips are May, June, September & October.
These trips involve a hike from 1-5 miles each way. Participants should be in good physical condition to make the day enjoyable. We will convey to the best of our ability what is involved for each particular pond.
From mid May through the fall we offer full & 1/2 day wading trips to area streams & rivers. Whether you want to fish a small creek for native Brook Trout, or cast to rising browns at dusk, the Adirondacks offer more than enough choices to fit your needs. There are over a dozen streams and rivers within 30 minutes of our base, and we know them intimately. Give us a call and let us know what type of fishing you would like, and we’ll head out.
Instructional fly fishing courses are offered from May through fall. We offer 1 and 2 day courses for all abilities. Our instructional courses are booked just like our guided trips which means that you will always have individual attention. The course will be flexible enough to fit your schedule. From the person that has never held a fly rod, to the veteran that just wants some streamside tips, our courses are tailored to fit your specific needs.
Hudson River Gorge Float Trip:
Summer Smallmouth Floats- One Day
Wading Trips & Backcountry Pond Day Trips
Evenings: Catch the Hatch: 4 Hours, Late Afternoon ’Til Dark
We hike into the ponds and wade the streams; your degree of fitness plays a role in deciding which body of water is chosen. Before a trip is booked we will communicate to the best of our abilities what is involved on each particular pond, stream or river. All camping gear (except sleeping bags), meals, and shuttle are provided on overnights. A full lunch is included on all day trips (drinks & snacks on the “catch the hatch” trips).
I had organized an overnight rafting trip through Beaver Brook Outfitters for a group of 14 people. It was such a great experience and so much fun. The staff were all incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and truly went above & beyond to make something unforgettable. I would absolutely recommend this. Everyone had a blast!”
– Chelsea N, Trip Adivisor