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.

 

Gurney Lane

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Conserving, improving and protecting New York's natural resources and environment. Site includes information on outdoor recreation, lands and waters, licenses and permits and much more.

Thirteenth Lake

Get in touch with nature at Thirteenth Lake! Thirteenth lake in North River is a backwoods experience minus the hike. An accessible gravel path leads from the parking lot to a canoe launch, where you'll have a chance at landing brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and landlocked salmon.

Stony Creek Recreation Field

Swim, picnic, playground.

Clendon Brook Preserve

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve

Explore the forest at Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve! The Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve is an 83 acre preserve along the banks of the Hudson River in Queensbury. It includes a 2.6-mile system of marked trails with scenic views of the Hudson for walking, hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. There is an inter-looping single track course. Anglers can fish in the Hudson River.

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.

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.