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.

 

Crandall Park

Crandall Park

One of the best places to relax in the Lake George Area! Crandall Park has it all. Play on the playground, softball, soccer fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts. Take a walk or a hike on the trails, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the sunshine!

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.

Streamside Outfitters

Fly fishing floats on the lower and upper Hudson River, middle and upper Schroon River, Alligator Pond and Thirteenth Lake with a local guide. Gear available; lunch and snacks are provided. Enjoy an evening Float on Thirteenth Lake and Alligator Pond. We also offer fall hunting.

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).

Lake George Fishing Alliance

Volunteers dedicated to conserve, restore, and manage the game, fish, and other wildlife and its habitat in the Lake George watershed and its environs. Preserving and improving Lake George fisheries for the enhancement of fishing for all.

Hovey Pond Park

Hovey Pond Park

Relax or walk around the pond at Hovey Pond Park! Hovey Pond Park is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the sun. Resting quietly between the main roads through Queensbury, this small but beautiful four-acre pond contains a variety of fish -- from surprisingly big bass and pike, to trout and panfish. Walk around four-acre pond on the walking path, explore the marshland walkway, and use the observation decks.

Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters

Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters

Land a few keepers with Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters! Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters is a fishing charter specializing in landing lake trout, land-locked salmon, and bass on Lake George. Jeffrey Johnson - also known as JJ - is an experienced, professional New York State licensed guide.

Highliner Charter Fishing

Highliner Charter Fishing

Catch fish on Lake George with Highliner Charter Fishing! Highliner Charter Fishing specializes in private charters using light tackle for landlocked salmon, lake trout and bass. New York State licensed guide Captain Justin Mahoney and his team have over 20 years of experience fishing Lake George. We offer half or full day chartered fishing excursions to both beginner and experience anglers.

Brant Lake

A low-key getaway for locals and seasonal residents. Here you'll find a few different areas to launch a canoe or kayak, as well as some public shoreline to drop a line. Expect trout in the cooler months, while bass season heats up in the summer.

E & R Sport Fishing Charters

Spend a day or two fishing with Rob Brileya a USCG Licensed Captain and New York State Guide with over 30 years of experience. We will give you a great day on the lake aboard our fully equipped 26-foot Pen Yan fishing machine. Choose your charter - full day, half day or evening. We specialize in big fish and a fun day on the water - we supply all bait and tackle and we clean and package your catch. Looking for a place to stay, we can help you, ask us.

Lake George Boat Inspection

The purpose of this inspection is to ensure that boats and trailers are clean, drained and dry, and are harboring no invasive species. Our goal is to keep Lake George clean for the future so that we can all enjoy this lake in its current high-quality state for generations to come. There is no cost to boaters for these inspections, or the washing of the boat and trailer if determined necessary by an inspection technician.

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.