Directions to Access Points:
Follow Route 30 south out of Malone and turn right on Route 458 to follow it west toward Santa Clara. Continue for about 10 miles, turn on Dexter Road and follow it to its end at Blue Mountain Road. Take a right on Blue Mountain Road, which can be very rough, so take your time. Continue down Blue Mountain Road for about 6.25 miles to the bridge over the river.
You can work up and down stream here to fish the river but do not veer too far from the river’s edge, as it is private property. The public has fishing rights that measure 50 feet from the center of the bridge.
As a secondary option, a bit further down the road there is river access on the right that involves a few short carries along state land.
None. There are other locations to access the river by boat, but they would require a portage from the road.
- Look for deep eddies and sunken rocks for best results.
- The fishing is quite good on this river.
Fish Species Types:
Rainbow trout, brown trout
Always follow state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.