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.

 

Hooker Charters

Home of the 4 hour Bass Charter on Lake George. Fish for lake trout, land-locked salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass. Underwater cameras, and all equipment provided. Schedule a Thursday Night Fireworks cruise during July and August from 9pm - 11pm, by reservation.

Risky Business Fishing Charters

Fishing guide and charters on Lake George, New York State Licensed Guide. Fully equipped all weather fishing boat. A sun deck for relaxing, swimming platform, large cabin to get out of the weather and take a break from the sun or cold. All sport fishing equipment provided.

Adirondack Hooks-N-Horns

Day and overnight hikes; fishing the lakes and remote ponds, ice fishing; day and 2-3 day hunts for Whitetail Deer and Black Bear. Bring your camera!

Warren County Fish Hatchery

The property consists of 38 acres along the Hudson River located in the Town of Warrensburg.  Aside from the Hatchery, these grounds offer two sheltered picnic areas with rest rooms, a children’s play area and canoe access site, as well as a large open area for other activities.

Glen Lake Road Launch Site

West of Docksider Restaurant. Public launch, parking, cartop only.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A medley of easy trails meander through a snowy forest.

E & R Sport Fishing Charters

Lake trout, landlocked salmon and bass fishing on Lake George, all bait and tackle supplied and we clean and package your catch. USCG Licensed Captain and New York State Guide with over 30 years of experience. Ice fishing; hunting guide.

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.

Rod Bender Charters

Experienced, professional  New York State Licensed guide offers charters aboard a large and comfortable vessel ~ 28 foot Baha Cruiser Sport Fisherman on the Queen of American Lakes ~ Lake George. We offer trout and salmon, bass or combo trips daily starting at 7am and 12pm. We also have evening bass party charters in season only - 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day departing daily at 5am, reservations are required. We ice fish in the winter season.

Warren County Conservation Council

Sportsmen and women serving as a resource for fishing and hunting. Representing shooting sports, clubs and organizations of the area.

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.

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.