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.

The trail starts out following the course of Big Moose Road and quickly comes to the old trail, which started slightly further back...
Big Moose Road
Inlet
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The trail around Moss Lake traverses gently rolling double track hills for mountain bikes and also provides an easy hike. There's...
Big Moose Road
Inlet
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Directions to Access Points: Start at the three corners in Long Lake drive toward Newcomb on Route 28N. Continue to where Fishing...
Waterbody Cascade Pond Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake follow...
Blue Mountain Lake
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Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30, follow Route 28 through Raquette Lake and into Inlet....
Inlet
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Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake follow Route 28/30 toward Indian...
Long Lake
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Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 follow Route 28 toward Raquette Lake. Continue for over...
Raquette Lake
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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 Point(s): From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 8 in Speculator follow Route 8/30 toward Wells. Continue...
Speculator
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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: From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator....
Speculator
12164
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 3-way intersection in the Hamlet of Long Lake follow Route 30/28N toward Blue Mountain Lake....
Long Lake
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Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28N in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake....
Long Lake
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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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Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 28 and Limekiln Road in Inlet, follow Limekiln Road and turn left on...
Inlet
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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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Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28N in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake....
Long Lake
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This is a very short trail to two small backcountry ponds. These shorelines are quite attractive even in winter. Wildlife viewing...
Inlet
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Directions to access points There are several places to access Raquette Lake. Golden Beach State Campground is off Route 28, South...
Raquette Lake
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Directions to Forked Lake Dam Access Points From the three-way intersection in the Hamlet of Long Lake, follow Route 30/28N toward...
Long Lake
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Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 28N and Route 30 in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake....
Long Lake
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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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A 5.9-mile hike to a lake that's great for fishing for native brook trout and for primitive lean-to camping along the shore. Back...
Inlet
13360
With many good parking spots around the Red River bridge, this trail along the Red River offers miles of access to all types of...
Inlet
13360
Explore this turn-of-the-century transportation route by foot or by mountain bike. This loop includes flat dirt roads that are...
Eighth Lake Campground
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
13360
Cedar River Flow is tucked in the mountains far from the main road. Several sites are by the outlet dam. Isolated wilderness sites...
Cedar River Road
Inlet
13360
This is a New York State DEC campground. The fishing from the lake front sites in Eighth Lake Campground has always been good, and...
Route 28
Inlet
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This is a New York state DEC campground where there is access to both Seventh and Eighth lakes and nice hiking and nature trails...
Route 28
Inlet
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This is a great place for the whole family with easy, rolling terrain. The trail is an old road that ends at Beaver Lake in 2.1...
Inlet
13360
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
13360
An 8.1-mile trip into Big West Lake and to the fireplace left behind by Louie Seymour is a benchmark in the hikes of anyone...
Otter Brook Road
Inlet
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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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Northern pike, brown trout, lake trout and small mouth bass are found in Lewey Lake.  The weed bed at the southern end of the lake...
Speculator
12164
Sacandaga Lake (not to be confused with Great Sacandaga Lake) and Lake Pleasant are connected by a channel.  There are good...
Lake Pleasant
12108
The Miami River, accessed from the south end of Lewey Lake, flows through the backcountry and is home to wild brook trout.  The...
Speculator
12164
The Indian River north of Lake Abanake (an impoundment of the Indian River) attracts both spin fishers and fly fishers. Rainbow and...
Indian Lake
12842
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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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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Piseco is popular among fisher-folk for lake trout and land-locked salmon. It also has a solid population of whitefish. Most of the...
Piseco
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Rainbow trout, lake trout, and land-locked salmon are stocked in Eighth Lake, but rainbows seem the most popular among anglers....
Inlet
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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
12164
Brown trout are stocked in the Sacandaga and some wild brook trout are also found here. The river parallels Rt. 30 between...
Wells
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Gloversville
12078
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