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Old 06-10-2017, 10:59 AM   #1
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Floatable rivers southeast dacks/capital region?

I have been lake fishing my canoe + trolling motor for a long time now. I am interested in getting on some smaller rivers but not sure where to start. Hudson and Mohawk are a little big for me. I was looking at Boquet and Schroon, where they enter Champlain/Schroon respectively, but it's hard to know where to access and what sections are passable. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:26 PM   #2
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You can access the Boquet in Willsboro. Travelling south on 22 make a left after crossing the River in town. Follow this road past the water treatment plant and in a short distance you will be at a parking area and a steep ramp to the river (all this is less than a mile). The current is a little swift here but not too bad. It is 2 miles to Lake Champlain. I can't comment on the fishing but it isprobably pretty good in the fall for land locked salmon. I think the ramp and area is maintained by the county/ town not DEC.
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:43 PM   #3
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Get the The Adirondack Mountain Club Canoe and Kayak Guide: East-Central New York State (currently $6.23 used on Amazon). That will give you a lifetime worth of floats.

Long sections of the Schroon and Boquet can be floated - generally easy Class I and II is what you'll find but do read the guide book and note the exceptions and danger spots.

Reading through the river descriptions and then DEC fishing info like stocking data can give you a pretty good picture of what to expect. The big pluses are that you'll float many miles of river that seldom get fished and you'll discover some nice surprises. The only negative is that you may float some fishless miles. You will still have some grand days out on the water.

Good luck and report back!
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