Adirondack Fishing



Adirondack fishing is among the best fishing in the northeast! The Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY has over 2,000 lakes and ponds, and 1,500 miles of rivers and streams!

Depending where you are in the Adirondacks you’ll find fish species such as Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Land-locked Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskies, Splake (cross between Brook and Lake Trout), and Panfish.

Obviously, there are just too many great Adirondack fishing locations in the Adirondack Park to provide you detailed information on each. So, like other information on this web site, we will focus Adirondack fishing alternatives around the Chestertown, North Creek, Schroon Lake, Warrensburg, Lake George and surrounding area of the Adirondacks.

Below we provide information on some of the various lakes, ponds, rivers and streams and what Adirondack fishing experience you can expect to find in this beautiful area of the Adirondack Park.

If you have other information on the Adirondack fishing spots shown below, or if you have additional unique fishing opportunities that would be valuable to visitors of this area of the Adirondacks, let us know here. We’ll do our best to include your information.

Adirondack Fishing - Lakes:

Brant Lake:

  • Brant Lake is located in the Town of Horicon along Route 8 east of I-87 exit 25.
  • The lake is approximately 5.2 miles long. It has a maximum depth of 65 feet and an average depth of 30 feet. It encompasses 1375 acres with 16.4 miles of shoreline. It is the largest lake wholly contained within Warren County. There is free public boat access near the west end of the lake.
  • Fish Species include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Pickerel, Panflsh, and Bullheads.

Friends Lake:

  • Friends Lake is located in the Town of Chestertown off County Road 8.
  • The lake is approximately 2 miles long. It has a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 14 feet. It encompasses 450 acres. Access is private. Public fishing not permitted.
  • Fish Species include Rock Bass, Sucker, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Bullhead, Pumpkinseed Sunfish and Yellow Perch.

Garnet Lake:

  • Garnet Lake is located in the Towns of Thurman and Johnsburg off County Road 72.
  • The lake is approximately 1.5 miles long. It has a maximum depth of 25 feet and an average depth of 10 feet (est.). Roughly 80% of the land around the lake is owned by New York State which makes it a fantastic spot for fishing in peace and quiet.
  • Fish Species include Largemouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass (rare), Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Pickerel, White Sucker and Sunfish.

Lake George:

  • Lake George is located in the Towns of Lake George, Bolton, and Hague off route 9N.
  • The lake is approximately 32 miles long and varies from 1 to 3 miles wide. It has a maximum depth of 187 feet. It encompasses 28,479 acres. It is nicknamed the “Queen of American Lakes”.
  • Fish Species include Landlocked Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout, Pickerel, Northern Pike, Bullheads, and Panflsh.

Loon Lake:

  • Loon Lake is located in the Town of Chester off Routes 8 & 9.
  • The lake is approximately 2.5 miles long. It has a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 15 feet. It encompasses 581acres.
  • Fish Species include, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Bullhead, Catfish, Perch, and Pumpkinseed Sunfish.

Paradox Lake:

  • Paradox Lake is located in the Town of Schroon off Route 74.
  • The lake is approximately 4 miles long. It has a maximum depth of 50 feet and an average depth of 25 feet. It encompasses 840 acres
  • Fish Species include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Pickerel, Bullheads, Northern Pike, White Sucker, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed.

Pharaoh Lake:

  • Pharaoh Lake is located in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness which straddles the border between Warren and Essex counties.
  • The lake is approximately 1.5 miles long. It has a maximum depth of 100 feet and an average depth of 46 feet. It encompasses 441 acres. It is accessible only on foot. One hiking trail is accessible from Route 74, east of the Northway exit 28. The trail first goes to Crane Pond then continues to Pharaoh Lake. There are also other hiking trails into Pharaoh Lake as well.
  • Fish Species include Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Rock Bass, Brown Bullhead and Sunfish.

Schroon Lake:

  • Schroon Lake is located in the Town of Schroon off Route 9. Schroon Lake is accessible by boat from a free state launch on the south end or from a free Village ramp on the west side.
  • The lake is approximately 9 miles long. It has a maximum depth of 80 feet and an average depth of 56 feet. It encompasses 4105 acres.
  • Fish Species include Landlocked Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Lake Trout.

Adirondack Fishing - Ponds:

The list below is just some of the Adirondack ponds, rivers and streams in this area of the Adirondacks, along with their locations and some of the fish species. Again, if you have other information on the fishing spots shown below, or if you have additional locations that would be valuable to visitors of this area of the Adirondacks, let us know here.


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  • Arnold Pond - Brook Trout, Salmon
  • Alder Pond - Brook Trout, Rock Bass, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Golden Shiner, Fallfish, White Sucker, Yellow Perch, and Sunfish.
  • Bailey Pond - Brook Trout
  • Barnes Pond - Brook Trout
  • Beaver Pond - Brook Trout
  • Berrymill Pond – Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Brown Bullhead, Golden Shiner,
  • Burge Pond - Brook Trout
  • Cheney Pond - Brown Trout
  • Clear Pond - Salmon, Fallfish, White Sucker, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Sunfish
  • Cotters Pond - Brook Trout
  • Crab Pond - Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Fallfish, Brown Bullhead, White Sucker
  • Crane Pond - Kokanee Salmon, Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Sucker, Yellow Perch, Sunfish
  • Goose Pond – Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Splake, Fallfish, Golden Shiner
  • Gooseneck Pond – Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
  • Grizzle Ocean – Brook Trout, Sunfish
  • Gull Pond - Brook Trout
  • Heart Pond – Brown Bullhead, Brook Trout
  • Hewitt Pond - Brook Trout
  • Honey Pond - Brook Trout
  • Horseshoe Pond – Brook Trout
  • Marion Pond - Brook Trout
  • Mill Pond - Trout
  • Oliver Pond - Brown Trout
  • Oxshoe Pond - Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout
  • Peaked Hill Pond – Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch
  • Palmer Pond, Brook Trout, Brown Trout
  • Putnam Pond – Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike,
  • Muskellunge, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch
  • Rock Pond – Brook Trout
  • Spectacle Pond - Brook Trout, Brown Bullhead, Golden Shiner
  • Vanderwhacker Pond - Brown Trout
  • Whortleberry Pond - Largemouth Bass, Bullhead and Yellow Perch
  • Wolf Pond - Brook Trout

Adirondack Fishing -Rivers:

Schroon River:

  • The Schroon River is more than 60 miles long and passes through the heart of North Warren County on its way south to join with the Hudson River at Warrensburg.
  • It originates in the Town of North Hudson and runs south into Schroon Lake. Then it picks up again at the south end of Schroon Lake near Pottersville and continues through Warrensburg.
  • There is public fishing available on the upper section of the Schroon River from the Schroon Town Line to Schroon Lake, and the lower section from Rock Road to the Warrensburg Town Line, and south of Warrensburg to Riverbank. But there is not 100% access in these sections so be sure to look for the signs for public fishing rights. Starbuckville Dam is well-liked with folks local to the area.
  • The Schroon River is also a well-liked kayak and canoe trip. Combining a canoe trip with fishing can be rewarding in enjoying scenery, having fun, and reaching good fishing areas. There are canoe access sites at South Horicon, Riverbank and other locations.
  • Fish Species include brown Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout , and Landlocked Salmon.

Hudson River:

  • The Hudson River starts at Henderson Lake and runs through the Adirondacks on it 315 journey to the Atlantic. The portion in the Adirondacks is beautiful and makes for some great fishing.
  • Some of the fish species in this section include Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout.

Adirondack Fishing - Brooks, Creeks and Streams:

  • Alder Creek - Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Bluegill
  • Glen Creek - Brown Trout, smallmouth bass
  • Kelso Brook - Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Smallmouth Bass
  • Mill Creek - Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Smallmouth Bass
  • Minerva Stream - Brook Trout
  • Platt Brook - Brook Trout
  • Rogers Brook - Brook Trout
  • Trout Brook - Brown Trout

    Note: Information on this page was found from a variety of sources. Some sources include VisitAdirondacks.com, dec.ny.gov, adkforum.com, and others. We thank these web sites and encourage you to visit them for much more information.



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