Fish the Wild Waters of the Central Adirondacks
The summer and fall fishing seasons offers excellent sport for fishermen on lakes and rivers throughout the Adirondack Wild. Head into the backcountry and fish for Trout or go boating on any number of Hamilton County’s 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.
Hamilton County’s Moose River Plains Wild 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 Adirondack Region an authentic wilderness perfect for a fishing trip to 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 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 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.