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.

 

Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service

Four-season fully licensed guide service offers Adirondack hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Day and overnight trips available! Let us put together a great outdoor memory for you.

Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters

When the longest days of the year are here - we know that means Big fish on Lake George. Jeffrey Johnson - also known as JJ is an experienced, professional New York State Licensed guide offering charters aboard his comfortable vessel ~ 28 foot Baha Cruiser Sport Fisherman ~ on the Queen of American Lakes ~ Lake George.

Schroon River

Make the drive to exit 24 off I-87 in Bolton. Venture to the public fishing areas dotting each side of the Schroon River, a classic Adirondack river, its cool, swift waters teeming with all varieties of trout, as well as some smallmouth bass and perch. Be aware of the water levels here as they can vary greatly with the weather.

Adirondack Fly Fishing School

US Coast Guard Captain 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! Certified fly casting instructor.

Loon Lake Public Beach

Cool off in Loon Lake at the public beach! Loon Lake Town Beach is a well-maintained, recently-renovated sand beach with a small swimming area. The shallow and deep zones are marked and a raft floats in the deep section. There are also benches, a grassy picnic area, and small boat launch for non-motorized vessels.

Hudson River Park

Enjoy the Hudson in Queensbury at Hudson River Park! Hudson River Park is a 44 acre park offering access to a six mile stretch of the Hudson River. It's perfect for all manner of water activities. The park has a boat launch, playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic shelter, two pickleball courts, restrooms, and more!

Glen Lake Canoe Launch

Paddle Glen Lake from this free canoe launch! The Glen Lake Canoe Launch is a public launch located in Queensbury on Glen Lake. This free launch is for car-top boats only -- no motorized boats! There is no swimming and no trailers allowed at this launch. Fishing is allowed. The parking lot fits about 10 cars. Dogs must be leashed. A portable restroom and picnic tables are available.

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.

Highliner Charter Fishing

Licensed guide, private charters specializing in light tackle salmon, trout and bass. Evening bass party boat trips. Hunting. Ice fishing weather permitting.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A medley of easy trails meander through a snowy forest.

Austin Charters

New York State Licensed Guide with 40 years of experience, charter boat Captain. 4 hour charter for 1-3 people. Fish for lake trout, land-locked salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass. Come prepared for making life long memories.

No Fish Left Behind Fishing Guide Service

Offering guided trips on Lake George for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Hone your skills and have a blast! All ages and skill levels welcome. Equipment, bait and instruction included.