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 Trout & Salmon

Adirondack Trout & Salmon

Go on a fly fishing adventure with Adirondack Trout & Salmon! Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced angler, spend a day with Adirondack Trout & Salmon and learn more about how to fish for trophies in the pristine Adirondack Mountains. We welcome both beginners and advanced anglers. Tom Horgan is a New York State licensed guide.

Shepard Park Beach

Shepard Park

Bring your beach towel, a picnic lunch, and plenty of sunscreen, because you're not going to want to leave Shepard Park! Shepard Park Beach is conveniently located in the heart of Lake George Village.

Loon Lake Public Beach

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.

Ridin' with Rich

Ridin' With Rich-Lake George Boat Tours

We specialize in giving clients a truly fun and worry-free boating experience. We offer a number of predesigned boat tour options that include activities like swimming, fishing, cliff jumping, historical sightseeing, water taxi or are happy to work with you to customize a tour for your group's needs. Our #1 priority is that you love being out on the lake as much as we do!

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.

Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide

Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide

Don't fish in the Adirondacks without the Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide! The Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide, also known as Adirondack Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, and Streams, includes maps and tips on every species that can be caught in the Adirondacks. Download this and other guides!

Austin Charters

Austin Charters

Make lifelong fishing memories with Austin Charters! Austin Charters, based out of Fischer's Marina on Lake George, provides fishing charters to new and experienced anglers. Captain Rick Austin, a New York State licensed guide with 40 years of experience, aims to create lifelong memories.

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Ride the Hudson or Sacandaga with Beaver Brook Outfitters! Beaver Brook Outfitters will provide you with family adventure, fun, and a lifetime of memories. Join us and raft the Hudson River Gorge, 17-miles of class III to IV whitewater with beautiful Adirondack scenery. Our experienced rafting guides will help you enjoy your best rafting experience yet! We also offer rafting on the Sacandaga River, 3.5-miles of class II to II whitewater.

Risky Business Fishing Charters

Risky Business Fishing Charters

Catch the fish of a lifetime with Risky Business Fishing Charters! Risky Business Fishing Charters offers guided fishing on beautiful Lake George. Join Captain Gary Smith, a New York State licensed guide, aboard his fully-equipped, all-weather fishing boat. All sport fishing equipment is provided.

Jeff's Lake George Fishing Charter Service

Jeff's Lake George Fishing Charter Service

Experience Lake George fishing with Jeff's Lake George Fishing Charter Service! At Jeff's Lake George Fishing Charter Service, we'll help you land that keeper of a fish that you've always dreamed of! Captain Jeff has over 30 years as a New York State licensed guide, so he knows all of those great spots on Lake George.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

Crandall Park

Crandall Park

One of the best places to relax in the Lake George Area! A new splash pad is coming in 2021! Crandall Park has it all. Play on the playground, softball, soccer fields, brand new basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, and new disc golf course! Take a walk or a hike on the trails, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the sunshine!