Fishing is a pinnacle of the Original Vacation. The Lake George Area’s dynamic lakes and miles of streams and rivers are teeming with a variety of fish almost begging to be caught. Cast for a few solitary moments from shore or devote a day to landing a legend by boat. Add the beautiful Adirondacks into the tackle box and it’s easy to see why you have to fish these waters.

An Angler's Paradise

The Lake George Area’s bottomless lakes, wide-open rivers, and backwoods streams are an angler’s paradise. Hit the hotspots of Lake George, a unique two-story fishery, where you can sink a lure to the bottom to try and catch a lunker or cast around underwater ledges for peppy bass. Take your gear to one of the region’s smaller lakes for some quiet fishing in the lesser-traveled foothills of the Adirondacks. Find your out-of-the-way bend in a stream or river and breathe in the Adirondack solitude. You can catch gigantic lake trout and landlocked salmon, feisty small and large mouth bass, and buckets of perch any time of the year.

When the weather gets cold and the waterways freeze ice fishing season heats up in the Lake George Area. As soon as the ice is safe to walk on you can haul your auger out and set your tips-ups. Want to go fishing but not sure where to start? Contact an experienced fishing guide for expert advice on everything from baiting your hook to jigging technique. Are you more of an expert angler? The Lake George Area offers fishing derbies year round to keep your line in the water throughout any season. 

Boat Inspections

From May 1st to October 31st, all trailered boats being launched into Lake George must undergo a boat inspection at one of the seven regional inspection stations around Lake George before they launch. To save time during your visit to Lake George, ensure you review our list of boat inspection locations before arriving.

 

Lockhart Adirondack Hunting & Fishing Guide Service

Lockhart Adirondack Hunting & Fishing Guide Service

Fish and explore like a professional with Lockhart Adirondack Hunting & Fishing Guide Service! Lockhart Adirondack Hunting & Fishing Guide Service can help you land that trophy fish or confidently explore the Adirondacks. They specialize in fishing charters on Lake George, ice fishing on Lake George, and other guided trips throughout the Adirondacks. The Lockharts are New York State licensed guides.

Adirondack Fly Fishing School

Adirondack Fly Fishing School

Learn to fly fish with the Adirondack Fly Fishing School! Certified fly casting instructor and New York State licensed guide Lou Bruno offers instruction for both fundamental and advanced fly fishing techniques. Whether you've never really tried fly fishing or you're an experienced angler, we provide instruction and a good time!

Adirondack Backcountry Adventures

Adirondack Backcountry Adventures

Take the path less traveled with Adirondack Backcountry Adventures! Adirondack Backcountry Adventures is a four-season guide service covering the entire Adirondack region. Your guide, Mike Federice, is an avid outdoorsman who has conquered the 46 High Peaks and has fished over 100 Adirondack ponds and lakes.

Ice Fishing Season

Season runs November 15th through April 30th for northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge, walleye. Verify all regulations for ice fishing ponds, lakes, rivers, streams.

Warren County Fish Hatchery

Warren County Fish Hatchery

Learn about native fish at the Warren County Fish Hatchery! The Warren County Fish Hatchery consists of 38 acres along the Hudson River located in Warrensburg. The hatchery raises domestic brook trout, rainbow trout landlocked Atlantic salmon, and heritage brook trout. The fish raised here provide improved sport fishing throughout Warren County waters.

Lake George Park Commission

The purpose of the Commission generally is to preserve, protect, and enhance the unique natural, scenic and recreational resources of the Lake George Park. The Commission has specific regulatory and enforcement powers relating to activities on the lake.

Lake George Boat Tours

Lake George Boat Tours

Plan your perfect Lake George day on the water with Lake George Boat Tours! With Lake George Boat Tours, you're in charge of your day on the lake! Board the Super Skirt II, a 25-foot luxury pontoon boat and let Dave and Diane do the driving while you relax on Lake George.

Adirondack Guide to Fishing

Download Adirondack Fishing Guide. Find out where to find them and how to catch them. Maps and tips on every catchable species. Learn the secrets of Adirondack Trophy anglers.

Clendon Brook Preserve

Easy .5 mile nature trail for walking maintained by the Queensbury Land Conservancy. Fishing. NO vehicles, camping or campfires are permitted.

Hudson River in North River & North Creek

Though sought after by advanced fly fishermen, these fast waters also offer quieter respite along various shoreline breaks of water. Expect all varieties of trout and some smallmouth bass in shallower, clear water with a rocky bottom. If you're here in the warmer months, you'll find your share of whitewater enthusiasts (rafts, kayaks, tubes).

Justy Joe Charters

We offer exciting sportfishing charters on beautiful Lake George. Fishing fun for all ages.

Pharoah Lake Wilderness

Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

Explore the Adirondack wilderness around Pharaoh Lake! This 46,283-acre wilderness includes an abundance of lakes, ponds, streams, mountains, and hiking trails that are open to the public. The over 70 miles of hiking trails range from easy to difficult. Pharaoh Mountain, the highest mountain in the preserve, is found on the shores of Pharaoh Lake, the largest lake in the preserve. These trails are great for snowshoeing.