Fish the fresh, clean waters of the Adirondacks

The summer and fall 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. The winter season offers amazing ice-fishing options, and the spring boasts full lakes and rushing rivers.

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.

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Cascade Pond

Blue Mountain Lake

Long Lake

The best small mouth bass fishing is in the northern section of this 14 mile-long lake. Trophy northern pike are also found in the weeds at Big Brook Bay and at the outlet at the northeastern end of the lake. Large mouth bass are also found here.
Long Lake

Mitchell Ponds

Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Inlet

Falls Pond

Otter Brook Road, Inlet

Lake Eaton

For a relatively small "big" lake, Eaton has a diverse fishery, partially due to heavy stocking. You'll find lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, wild landlocked salmon, broodstock salmon and nice small mouth bass.
Long Lake

Rock Pond

Blue Mountain Lake

Deep Lake

Otter Brook Road, Inlet

Moss Lake Loop

Big Moose Road, Inlet

Moose River Plains Wild Forest

Moose River Plains Wild Forest, Inlet

Fawn Lake

Parkhurst Road, Inlet

Oxbow Lake | Fishing

Large mouth and small mouth bass are plentiful in Oxbow Lake. The fish stick to the undeveloped northern shore, where there are rocks and snags. There are also a large population of pumpkinseeds and a moderate number of pickerel .
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