Adirondack Directory

Fishing Directory of the Adirondacks


Fishing is truly an experience here in the Adirondack Park.  There are thousands of streams, hundreds of rivers and lakes.  We are in the progress of building a collection for the Anglers; and since there are too many waterways to possibly list, we have our posted our State resources for your to check further.   If you experience some great fishing spots in the Park, please share your  sources with our readers.  Contact us Thank you from your fellow fisherman/woman!  We hope to read your folklore of tall fishtails soon!



Charters & Guide Service

True North Guiding Keeseville


Mike's Charter Fishing

Lake George

Birchbark Tours

Saranac Lake


Stillwaters Guide Service

Lake Placid


Whiteface Guide Services



Light Line Adventures

Lake Placid, NY


McDonnell's Adirondack Challenges- Saranac Lake


Birchbark Tours

Saranac Lake


Grey Ghost Guide Service

Saranac Lake

518- 891-6089

Bear Club Adventure Tours

Northwood's Wilderness Guide Service

Schroon Lake


Outlaw Charters & Ultimate Predator Guide Service



Adk-Champlain Guide Service  Willsboro




More Guide Services

Adirondack Waterways


Titbit:  Lake Champlain has been coined the "Sixth Great Lake" with waterways extending for 120 miles from Whitehall to Quebec, nearly 600 miles of shoreline and 70 islands.  Lake Champlain has "two storey" fishery of warm and cold water species.  Species like largemouth & small mouth bass, northern pike, chain pickerel, walleye, yellow & white perch, catfish, melt, lake & brown trout and landlocked salmon.  Natural fishing is enhanced by 700K annual stocking of trout and salmon.


Angler's Treats

West Branch Ausable River Saranac River (from Bloomingdale to Franklin Falls Flow Ausable River (Main Stem & Lower Main Stem) (Ausable Fork to Lake Champlain)
Lower Boquet River (Willsboro toward Lake Champlain and upstream to Wadhams Falls) Hudson River -(beware of whitewater rafting) - Anglers access Hudson River Gorge @ Blue Ledge from Northwood Club Road & Huntley Pond trailhead.  
Bass Stocking
Franklin Falls Flow (access DEC land launch & park near bridge above dam Lincoln Pond - large mouth, also Tiger muskies & smallmouth bass, access DEC campground Harris Lake - also northern pike, access state campground
Schroon Lake - rocky areas, and weed beds for pike (restocking 10K/yr) Eagle Lake (small & lg. mouth, and pike), annual stocking of 5K brown trout - access state owned causeway to main basin  


Trout Stocking
Saranac River from Bloomingdale to Franklin Falls Lake Placid (access DEC launch @ southern end of lake) East Branch Ausable River (public fishing rights along Keene Valley to Ausable Forks)
Ausable River (Main Stem & Lower Main Stem) (Ausable Fork to Lake Champlain) Lake Champlain - quality launches in many locations Hudson River - significant restocking (beware of whitewater rafting) - Upper Hudson can be floated from Newcomb
Paradox Lake - annual 8K rainbow lake restocking (access State campground) - look for lg. mouth bass at the Narrows Pharaoh Lake Wilderness - access by foot only, 20+ ponds, access Putnam Pond State Campground, Crane Pond Rd or Pharaoh Lake Rd Lake George 1st rate water for wild lake trout (also salmon, bass, pickerel & Pike) - access at state launches at Mossy Point on Black Point Rd or Roger's Rock State Campground (fee) 


Wilderness Brook Trout
The best brook trout fishing occurs spring & autumn with water temps are cool.  They are easy to find because they inhabit waters close to the shoreline
  The Big Three (St. Regis Canoe Area*, Pharaoh Lake Wilderness and W. Canada Lake Wilderness)  
West Canada Lake Wilderness, remote area covering 160K miles and 50 ponds and lakes, the ultimate in Adk. brook trout ventures St. Regis is the state's only designated canoe area w/focus on non-motorized water recreation and protection of fishery resources Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, gentle topography, twenty ponds and full of scenery



Titbits:  10 tips for wilderness ventures.  * Study maps and guides before venturing out.  * Develop your wilderness skills by taking short trips first.  *  Engage in a fitness program such as walking several miles a day.  *  Check short & long range weather forecast before heading out.  *   Inform someone of your planned route and return time.  *  SIGN IN at all trail registers.  *  Carry a map, compass and basic survival gear.  * Beware of giardia, carry your water or use a filtering system.  * Travel as lightly as possible.  *  Travel with a companion.  *  If you get lost, stay PUT!


Salmon Stocking
Ausable River (Lower Main Stem) (Ausable Chasm to Lake Champlain) Access Rt. 9 bridge crossing or campground Lower Boquet River (Willsboro toward Lake Champlain and upstream to Wadhams Falls) Schroon Lake - access from state & town boat launches

Walleye Stocking

Franklin Falls Flow (access DEC land launch & park near bridge above dam    


Ice Fishing
Three most popular winter designations are Lake Champlain, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River.  Other top ice fishing waters are Black Lake, Brant Lake, Chazy Lake, Lake Bonaparte, Lake Clear, Lake Colby, Lake Eaton, Meacham Lake, Piseco Lake, Schroon Lake, Seventh Lake, Tupper Lake, and Upper Chateaugay Lake.  However, there are dozens of smaller lakes offering outstanding winter angling.
Ice Fishing Season:  Dec. to April Available Species:  Northern Pike, Walleyes, Tiger Muskies, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon Visit our local bait shop, DEC offices or Chambers of Commerce to verify ice conditions, and update info on derbies and Fishing Reg's


 Info by GORP (Comprehensive National Parks)

Long Lake Long Lake Lake George
St. Lawrence River Cranberry Lake Paul Smith's

Tupper Lake

Southern Region


Fulton Chain
Raquette Lake
Blue Mountain Lake
Stillwater Reservoir    


Maps & Charts

Adirondack Lake Survey Fishing Hot Spots Maps Nautical Charts by Nat'l Ocean Service (for Lake Champlain 800-638-8975)

DEC Public Fishing Rights Maps

DEC Fishing & Hunting Hotline




 Raquette River Outfitters

Jones Outfitters

Lake Placid NY - (518) 523-3468

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters Lake Clear, NY

(518) 891-1838

Blue Mountain Outfitters Blue Mountain Lake, NY (518) 352-7306

Fran Betters' Adirondack Sport Shop

 Wilmington 518-946-2605

Ausable River Sports Shop Wilmington, 518- 946-1250

Hungry Trout Fly Shop

Wilmington, 800-766-9137

Maui North Ski, Bike & Surf Lake Placid, 518-523-7245

Adirondack Pioneer Outfitters & Guide Service

Saranac Lake 518-359-8194

LeepOff Cycles

Keene Valley 518-576-9581

The Mountaineer

Keene Valley

Dimon Sports Speedskating

Lake Placid

Ausable River Sport Shop


Adirondack Sport Shop Wilmington

Eastern Mtn. Sports

Lake Placid

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

Saranac Lake

High Peaks Cyclery

Lake Placid

High Falls Gorge Adventure Center


Kindred Spirits Adirondack Outfitters

 Olmstedville 800-799-HIKE

Barkeater Bicycles

Saranac Lake, 518-891-4680

Blue Line Sports Shop Saranac Lake


Smiths Taxidermists Saranac




Important Resources

DEC Region 5: (Southern Areas Franklin, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Fulton, Saratoga and Washington Counties.)
Ray Brook (518) 897-1200

NYSDEC Region 5

DEC Region 6: (Northern Areas St. Lawrence, Lewis, Herkimer, Jefferson and Oneida Counties)
 Watertown (315) 785-2263

NYSDEC Region 6

New York State Outdoor Guide Association

Essex County Fish Hatchery

Creek Road, Crown Point

 Warren County Fishing Guide

Forest Preserve Campgrounds

Adirondack Outdoor & Taxidermy Elizabethtown 518-873-6806

North Country Taxidermy & Trading Post, Keene


Marinas (see our waterway postings by IAATAP)


(see our guide postings)

Lake George Fishing Alliance


Information Centers

Ask for your copy of this years "Adirondack Fishing" Guide

Franklin County Tourism


Hamilton County Tourism


Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau


Lewis County Tourism


Plattsburgh/North Country Chamber of Commerce, 518-563-1000

St. Lawrence Chamber of Commerce  877-228-7810

Warren County Tourism

800-365-1050 X908

Adirondack Regional Tourism Council


Lake Champlain Visitors Guide



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