Adirondack Fishing

Adirondack Fishing

A variety of options for your big catch

Fish the fresh, clean waters of the Adirondacks

The spring and summer  fishing seasons offers excellent sport for fishermen on lakes and rivers throughout the Adirondacks. Head into the backcountry and fish for Trout or go boating on any number of deep lakes for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Walleye and Perch. Land-locked Salmon can be found in Blue Mountain Lake, Raquette Lake and Long Lake. Spring boasts full lakes, rushing rivers, and hungry fish, while summer warms the surface and gets the fish lively.

Acres and acres to explore

The Moose River Plains Forest is home to numerous ponds, rivers and lakes spread acres 50,000 acres of backcountry forests.  Miles of marked hiking trails, mountain biking trails and horseback riding areas make this remote destination perfect for a fishing trip to the heart of the Adirondacks.  

Hundreds of lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams flow through the Park, making it a prime location for Adirondack fishing.

Your Ideal Fishing Location

Fish in quiet solitude along shaded inlets, deep pools and wide stretches of riffle. From the deep, clear waters of Blue Mountain Lake to the rushing rapids and swirling pools of the Hudson River, your next fishing trip in the Adirondacks is sure to thrill with a trophy catch. Experience a true wilderness fishing trip and go camping after a day on the water.

Our big lakes and backcountry ponds teem with Small and Large Mouth Bass, Northern Pike and Land-Locked Salmon. We have expeditions available with licensed, professional guides that offer added insight and expertise. For serious backcountry wilderness fishing, charter a flight into the Adirondack’s untouched forests with one of our float plane services and fish for Adirondack species such as:

  • Lake, Brown, Brook & Rainbow Trout
  • Land-locked Salmon
  • Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass
  • Perch
  • Walleye
  • Northern Pike
  • Chain Pickerel

Raquette Lake fishing offers some of the Adirondacks premier broodstock Lake Trout. At six miles long, Raquette Lake contains the Adirondack’s longest shoreline, with a maximum depth just under 100 feet. Troll the deep water near Beecher Island for Trout, or fish the lake’s rocky shorelines and back-bays for Large and Small Mouth Bass. 

Shops and Lodging

Fly shops are available so you can stock up on necessary supplies for fishing in the Adirondacks, and source local fishermen for the best fly patterns and techniques. Find wild Brook Trout on the Miami River near Speculator, NY, or head to Indian Lake for pumpkinseeds with the kids. After you reel in that trophy catch, unwind at one of our lodging destinations.

License Regulations

A fishing license is required to fish Hamilton County’s waterways for anyone over 16. Purchase your license from town clerks, outdoor stores or online through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Fish away from the crowd, visit us in the Adirondacks of Central New York.

Access to these ponds can be made quickly from Route 28 just outside of Eagle Bay. Several campsites along the shore offer the...
Inlet
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From the end of Indian River Road at the trailhead parking you will pass through boulders blocking the way from vehicular traffic....
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30, follow Route 28 through Raquette Lake and locate the...
Inlet
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Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 28 toward North Hudson for...
Indian Lake
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Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 28/30 and Cedar River Road in Indian Lake, follow Cedar River Road....
Cedar River Road
Indian Lake
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Directions to Access Points: Start by following Route 28N/30 from Long Lake toward Blue Mountain Lake. There is a large parking...
Long Lake
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Enter through the Brown Tract Pond campground. Since there is direct access to the pond, this is a great place to wet a line, swim...
Inlet
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These two ponds are located on a foot trail that's off the right side of Rondaxe Road across from the trail to Bald Mountain....
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
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Beautiful wild forest island offering wilderness camping and some of the best recreational boating in the Adirondacks, Indian Lake...
Indian Lake
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The Indian River north of Lake Abanake (an impoundment of the Indian River) attracts both spin fishers and fly fishers. Rainbow and...
Indian Lake
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Two-year old brown and brook trout are stocked in the South Branch, West Canada Creek in the waters downstream from the Floe. Above...
Hoffmeister
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For true wilderness fishing that exceeds expectations for beauty and the fight in the wild brook trout, the West Canada Lakes...
Speculator
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Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are connected by a channel.  There are good populations of brown and rainbow trout in both waters...
Lake Pleasant
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Sacandaga Lake (not to be confused with Great Sacandaga Lake) and Lake Pleasant are connected by a channel.  There are good...
Lake Pleasant
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3831 St Hwy 30
Amsterdam
12010
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