Jessup River on Jessup River Road

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue on Route 30 for 5.25 miles past the access for Mason Lake and locate the Jessup River Road on the right. Follow Jessup River Roar for just over 3.5 miles to the bridge over the river.

Shoreline Fishing

The river in this area is quite shallow and easy to walk and wade so it makes for excellent shore fishing and fly fishing. The river bottom is mainly sand making for a great place to work yourself well up and down stream of the roadside. Look for deep pools where the trout like to hang out.

Boat access

No boat access

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Mud Pond - Indian Lake | Fishing

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 28 toward North Hudson for around 1.4 miles to Chain Lake Road on the left and drive Chain Lake Road to the gate at the end. The distance to the gate depends on the time of year you visit. There is a gate that is often closed for mud season, but during non-mud season you can get through to another gate about a mile further in.

Shoreline Fishing

This access and pond is now on state land and is open to the public. Shore fishing is the only option for this backcountry pond. Unfortunately with that there is also limited access. However when open water can be reached from the shore it is said that the brook trout fishing is pretty good. This might be a nice stop off place to try with the nearly Clear Pond or on the way to the Cedar River.

Boat access

No boat access

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Clear Pond | Fishing

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 28 toward North Hudson for around 1.4 miles to Chain Lake Road on the left and drive Chain Lake Road to the gate at the end. The distance to the gate depends on the time of year you visit. There is a gate that is often closed for mud season, but during non-mud season you can get through to another gate about a mile further in.

Shoreline Fishing

This access and pond is now on state land and is open to the public. Shore fishing is the only option for this backcountry pond, but there are plenty of spots along the shore as well as rock outcroppings near the outlet on the south side to use to access the open water. To reach the pond you will need to hike roughly 2.6 miles from the outer gate.

Boat access

No boat access

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Cascade Pond

Waterbody

Cascade Pond

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake follow Route 28/30 toward Indian Lake. Continue for just under 1-mile to where CR 19 comes in sharply on your right and follow here. Go down CR19 for about 0.25 miles to a dirt road on the left with a sign for Cascade Pond. Drive down this road for about 0.1 miles to the trailhead on the right.

Shoreline Fishing

This is truly the only obvious option as to carry a boat for 2.6 miles would be very difficult. There is a lean-to on the north shore which has great access to the pond. Most of the pond is rather shallow but paths do lead to the deeper portion of the lake on the west side.

Boat access

Car-top boat access only with no motors, would require a demanding 2.6 mile carry

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout, Bullhead

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

McRorie Lake

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 28N and Route 30 in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue through town and locate Kickerville Road on the right, about 0.6 miles past the bridge over Long Lake. Follow Kickerville Road to the Stone Building at the end. From here a dirt road passes to its right, this leads to the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp. The road is marked as private but it is open to the public when the scouts are not in session. Drive down this dirt road for around 1-mile to the designated public parking on the left.

Shoreline Fishing:

The only decent shoreline fishing access is along the boat launch area, it is best fished from a boat

Boat access:

The only boat access is via a 1.5 mile carry along dirt roads, there is no motorboat access. From the parking area return to the road and take a left onto the access road. Walk this for about 0.3 miles to a split in the road and three gates. Take a left and follow this forest road for the remaining 1.2 miles to the canoe carry on the right, just over the bridge for the outlet. Walk the canoe carry for a couple hundred feet to the boat access. The lake is reported to be around 45 feet deep with plenty of features for bass fishing including small islands and shallows.

Fish Species Types:

Brook trout, rainbow trout, perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass

Special Regulations:

You can use the easement, lakes, and trails between August 23rd and June 23rd when the Boy Scouts are not in session, and remember this is private land so please respect it.

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Mud Pond | Fishing

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 28N and Route 30 in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue through town and locate Kickerville Road on the right, about 0.6 miles past the bridge over Long Lake. Follow Kickerville Road to the Stone Building at the end. From here a dirt road passes to its right, this leads to the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp. The road is marked as private but it is open to the public when the scouts are not in session. Drive down this dirt road for around 1-mile to the designated public parking on the left.

Shoreline Fishing:

The only decent shoreline fishing access is along the boat launch area, it is best fished from a boat

Boat access:

The only boat access is via a 0.7 mile carry along dirt roads, there is no motorboat access. From the parking area return to the road and take a left onto the access road. Walk this for about 0.3 miles to a split in the road and three gates. Take a left and follow this forest road for the remaining 0.4 miles to the canoe carry for Mud Pond which will be on the left. Best fished is the northern inlet and southern outlet.

Fish Species Types:

Brook trout, rainbow trout, perch

Special Regulations:

You can use the easement, lakes, and trails between August 23rd and June 23rd when the Boy Scouts are not in session, and remember this is private land so please respect it.

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

County Line Flow | Fishing

Directions to Access Point(s):

From the intersection of Route 28N and Route 30 in Long Lake follow Route 28N toward Newcomb. Continue for around 8.5 miles to the access site on the left. Look for a DEC sign. Follow this short gravel road down to the parking lot.

Map here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/fishingpfr.pdf

Shoreline Fishing:

There is very little shoreline fishing available here. The easement only allows for a boat launch to the flow and at the launch there is very little access for decent casting. The shore of the flow is not open to the public. However by boat you can access Fishing Brook that feeds into and out of the flow where you can fish from shore, but you need to remain within 33 feet of the shore of the brook.

Boat access:

County Line Flow is best fished from the waters and the boat access allows you to do so from a canoe or kayak only, there is no boat launch for the flow.

Fish Species Types:

Brook Trout, bullhead

Special Regulations:

No shore access from County Line Flow, stay within 33 feet of Fishing Brook when fishing from shore

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

 

Bullhead Pond | Fishing

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28 in Indian Lake follow Route 28 for 1.3 mile toward North Hudson to Chain Lake Road on the left. Follow Chain Lake Road for a couple miles to the trailhead on the left.

Shoreline Fishing:

The shore fishing is pretty decent and you don't have to adventure around the pond too much to get to them. If you head to the right along the shore you can hop the outlet on some downed logs and fish a nice grassy area. Heading in both directions you can get out a bit onto the rocks. Waders would get you out a bit further in areas where its more shallow.

Boat access:

Boat fishing is best for this little pond but it will require you to do a 0.5 mile carry to the shore. A lightweight canoe would be best.

Fish Species Types:

Brook Trout

Special Regulations:

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.
Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in reagrds to Aquatic Invasive Species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of "Clean, Drain, and Dry."

Raquette Lake | Fishing

Directions to Access Points

There are several locations to access Raquette Lake. Golden Beach State Campground off Route 28, South Bay off Route 28, Outlet Bay off North Point Road which can be accessed from the Hamlet of Long Lake.

Shoreline Fishing

Shore fishing can be enjoyed in several locations along the south shore, at the north end in Outlet Bay. Shoreline fishing also within the Golden Beach Campground.

Boat access

Only one has a decent boat launch site at that is Golden Beach State Campground off Route 28. There is a day use fee. You also have the option of launching in the Hamlet of Raquette Lake at a private marina, fees may apply. The best way to access the bass fishing is from boat. The bass hang out in the shallows but also in the deep holes. There is cartop access in Outlet Bay, South Bay and in the Hamlet of Raquette Lake as well.

Fish Species Types

Lake trout, brook trout, bass, panfish, perch, bullhead

Special Regulations

Day use fees will apply at the Golden Beach State Campground

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.
Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in reagrds to Aquatic Invasive Species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of "Clean, Drain, and Dry."

Upper Sargent Pond | Fishing

Directions to Access Points

Start at the three corners in Long Lake drive south toward Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28N/30. North Point Road will be on the right, in 3.0 miles – drive down North Point Road. There will be a fork in the road a few miles in; right leads to Forked Lake Campsite, left to the trailhead. The trailhead will be marked with state DEC signs on the left side of the road at around 3.0 miles.
You will have to hike around 1.4 miles to reach the pond along a foot trail.

Shoreline Fishing

Shoreline fishing can be had from many locations but it's easiest from the end of the trail. Panfish are fun for the kids, but sometimes a decent sized perch can be reeled in.

Boat access

Cartop only with a 1.4 mile carry to the shore. Fishing Upper Sargent Pond is best done by boat if you can muster up the strength to carry or cart one in. It is the best way to reach the deeper water in the eastern bay for bass. Fish are few in the pond, so if you catch one it should be of decent size.

Fish Species Types

Brook trout, smallmouth bass, panfish, perch, bullhead

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Middle Sargent Pond | Fishing

Directions to Access Points

Start at the three corners in Long Lake drive south toward Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28N/30. North Point Road will be on the right, in 3.0 miles – drive down North Point Road. There will be a fork in the road a few miles in; right leads to Forked Lake Campsite, left to the trailhead. The trailhead will be marked with state DEC signs on the left side of the road at 4.6 miles.
You will have to hike around 3.0 miles to reach the pond along a foot trail and a herd path.

Shoreline Fishing

Shoreline fishing is limited and difficult to reach but the brook trout are a fun catch of the day. From the lean-to on Lower Sargent Pond you will need to follow a herd path to the Middle Pond.

Boat access

No boat access

Fish Species Types

Brook trout

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Squaw Lake Fishing Spot

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet follow Limekiln Road. Continue to Moose River Plains Road on the left and follow here. Continue on Moose River Plains Road to Otter Brook Road which will be your second right. Eventually this turns into Indian River Road which you can follow to the end. These roads through the Moose River Plains are very rough, but can be driven in most cars with some care at slow speeds.

Shoreline Fishing

To reach the shore you will have a 0.6 mile hike to the pond. The terrain is easy and well worth it for the decent brook trout fishing. This pond has outstanding shoreline fishing. Its rocky shores and open forest help make for a great experience catching brookies.

Boat access

The only boat access is by a 0.6 mile carry from the trailhead. The fishing from shore is just as good as from a boat so the added effort to cast a line may or may not be worth it for you, but that's your choice.

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Utowana Lake | Fishing

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 follow Route 28 toward Raquette Lake. Continue for over 6-miles to a small dirt pull-off on the right hand side, look for a large boulder set back in the woods near the shore.

Shoreline Fishing:

Most of the shore is private property so you need to keep the shoreline fishing to near this area. It is limited, but decent for brook trout and panfish.

Boat access:

You can launch a canoe or kayak from this same area; otherwise you will need to come in from Blue Mountain through Eagle Lake and into the lake from the east. Fish for bass in the deeper portion of the lake on the eastern end. The bays ad inlets provide cooler water for bullhead fishing and brookies.

Fish Species Types:

Brook Trout, Bullhead, panfish, perch, smallmouth bass

Special Regulations:

Much of the shore is private property, please respect. State land exists near the lean-to and at the above mentioned access off Route 28.


Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Fishing Brook

Directions to Access Points:

Start at the three corners in Long Lake drive toward Newcomb on Route 28N. Continue to where Fishing Brook goes under the road and immediately look for a dirt drive on the right, after you cross. There is a bridge and dam here creating a small pond upstream.

Shoreline Fishing:

Shoreline fishing is very good here, up and downstream. The small pond that has been created upstream from the small dam makes for some fantastic brook trout fishing. Heading downstream the fish are much smaller and harder to catch, but that doesn't stop it from being a popular spot.

Boat access:

None

Fish Species Types:

Brook trout

Special Regulations:

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Lower Sargent Pond | Fishing

Directions to Access Points:

Start at the three corners in Long Lake drive south toward Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28N/30. North Point Road will be on the right, in 3.0 miles – drive down North Point Road. There will be a fork in the road a few miles in; right leads to Forked Lake Campsite, left to the trailhead. The trailhead will be marked with state DEC signs on the left side of the road at 4.6 miles.
You will have to hike 2.2 miles to reach the pond along this foot trail.

Shoreline Fishing:

Shoreline fishing is decent as there are many herd paths to choose from that lead to great openings along the shore. Near the lean-to which is a bit further along the path, there is a really good spot to cast your line - especially in the evening hours. A fish ladder is at the northeast shore. This is a great pond for bullhead fishing, especially if you plan to make a weekend out of it.

Boat access:

Cartop only, but requires a carry of 2.2 miles to reach the Shore of Lower Sargent Pond. The 30 foot depth of this pond has very few features making the trout a bit tougher to catch, but they are there.

Fish Species Types:

Brook trout, bullhead, panfish

Special Regulations:

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

South Pond

Directions to Access Points:

Start by following Route 28N/30 from Long Lake toward Blue Mountain Lake. There is a large parking area on the right about 2-miles past North Point Road. This parking area looks more like a rest stop, but it serves as both. The South Pond is located there behind the parking area through the trees. A secondary launch just before the parking are can also be used.

Shoreline Fishing:

Shoreline fishing is pretty good here and the shallow water help you reach a bit further out if you want to wade.

Boat access:

Cartop only. Fish the shallows and inlets where the water is cooler and the panfish is better here. The bass hang out in the deep waters in the center and south center of the ponds.

Fish Species Types:

Brook trout, smallmouth bass, panfish

Special Regulations:

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Jessup River at Route 30

Waterbody

Jessup River 

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue on Route 30 past the Lewey Lake Campground and the Mason Lake access point on the right. About 1.4 miles past the Mason Lake access point you will cross the Jessup River.

Shoreline Fishing

The river is quite shallow and easy to walk and wade so it makes for excellent shore fishing and fly fishing.

Boat access

This river is a bit shallow in areas but it is still a good spot to put in a canoe or kayak to head up stream or down. This is an excellent spot to put in to access the south end of Indian Lake.

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon

Special Regulations

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

Indian Lake

Directions to Access Points

The main access point is at the Indian Lake Islands State Campground, this can be found south of Indian Lake village on Route 30. For cartop access you can get to the west shore in many locations off Route 30, just do not park in the campsites without obtaining a camping permit.

Shoreline Fishing

Shore fishing is a bit more limited unless you are using the state campground and the sites along Route 30, again a day use fee will be required. Brookies, salmon, and bullhead are the best fish to catch from shore.

Boat access

There is only one motor boat access and that is off Route 30 at the Indian Lake Islands State Campground, being state owned there is a dayuse fee. Cartop boat access can be managed along Route 30 in many locations, but it will require short carries to access the shore, and some carries can be quite steep. With a max depth of around 85' you will want to use a boat to fish from. Troll the deeper sections of lake trout and use the weeds to access bass and northern pike. The shallower bays tend to be hot spots for northern pike, while areas around inlets are good for trout. This lake is known for excellent smelting as well.

Fish Species Types

Lake trout, brook trout, brown trout, bass, panfish, perch, bullhead, northern pike

Special Regulations

Day use fees will apply at the Indian Lake Islands State Campground

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.
Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in reagrds to Aquatic Invasive Species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of "Clean, Drain, and Dry."  

Long Lake

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28N in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue through town and at the base of the steep hill take a right onto Dock Road and follow to the end at the state boat launch site. Car top access is also available at the town beach in the center of town near the steel bridge.

Shoreline Fishing

There isn't as much shoreline fishing as one might think on Long Lake, but there is a decent amount. Near the beach area you can cast a few lines, but it is a busy location for a productive location. Across the road along the spillway trail you a long stretch of open shoreline. You can also access shoreline fishing from off North Point Road at the twin lean-to canoe carry; a 0.2 mile hike will be required.
Cast to the weeds and shallows for some decent pike fishing. Shoreline fishing at the headwaters proves to hold some decent trout as well as bass.

Boat access

The only motorboat access is from the state boat launch site off Dock Road. But car-top boat access can be had at the town beach area, and at the canoe carry at the headwaters off North Point Road.
The deepest portion of the lake is at the north end and is around 50 feet. Troll here for some decent sized pike or cast deep for some bass. Fish the shores for decent trout and some fun for the kids catching pumpkinseeds.

Fish Species Types

Northern pike, smallmouth bass, brook trout, bullhead, panfish, perch

Special Regulations

 

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.
Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in reagrds to Aquatic Invasive Species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of "Clean, Drain, and Dry."