Fish the Wild Waters of the Central Adirondacks
Spring fishing conditions in the Adirondack Wild are excellent right now, offering the first catch of the season’s Brook, Brown and Lake Trout. Fish isolated waterways, and in wilderness areas throughout Hamilton County for your next trophy catch. Relax and cast a line along scenic shorelines, and troll the deep lakes and rivers for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass when the season opens in June.
Hamilton County’s West Canada Lake Wilderness, known in the Adirondacks as one of the “big three,” is home to numerous ponds and lakes spread across 160,000 acres of backcountry forests, as well as miles of marked hiking trails and thriving populations of stocked and wild Brook Trout. This remote Adirondack wilderness fishing trek is a trip of a lifetime, offering paddle and portage from lakes to ponds. Find out when the ice is out at your favorite fishing spot by calling the Adirondack Wild tourism office at (518) 548-3076 and enjoy an authentic wilderness fishing trip in the heart of the Adirondacks.
In Hamilton County, hundreds of lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams flow through the wild heart of 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 Blue Mountain Lake’s deep, clean waters 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 Wild’s untouched forests with one of Hamilton County’s float plane services and fish for Adirondack species such as:
- Lake Trout
- Brown Trout
- Brook Trout
- Rainbow Trout
- Land-locked Salmon
- Largemouth Bass
- Smallmouth Bass
- Northern Pike
- Chain Pickerel
Raquette Lake fishing offers some of Hamilton County’s 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.
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 in the Adirondack Wild of Hamilton County.