Franklin Falls Flow

This impoundment of the Saranac River offers a wide variety of species. The 455-acre lake features an irregular shoreline with numerous islands, backwaters and drop-offs. The lake maxes out at 20 feet. You’ll find largemouth and smallmouth bass along with a decent northern pike fishery and a good panfish population.

The marquee fish is the walleye, although it’s best thought of as a catch-and-release proposition as the state has a walleye consumption advisory against eating any because of high levels of mercury.

Access is by a DEC carry down beach launch off County Route 18.5 miles east of Bloomingdale. Parking for five cars.

Much of the lake is under 10 feet deep, and the terrain is rocky; use caution.

River Road
New York
(518) 523-2445
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