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.

 

Mike's Charter Fishing

Guided fishing charters on Lake George. Heated shanty for ice fishing (weather-permitting).

Justy Joe Charters

We offer exciting sportfishing charters on beautiful Lake George. Fishing fun for all ages.

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!

Mill Creek Recreation Area

Picnic, fish, day use area on Mill Creek.

Warren County Conservation Council

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

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 native Adirondack brook trout. Feeling adventurous? A network of hiking trails loop around the lake's east side, offering access to lakeside campsites and gin clear mountain ponds. 

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.

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.

Lake George Park Commission

The purpose of the Commission generally is to preserve, protect, and enhance the unique natural, scenic and recreational resources of the Lake George Park. The Commission has specific regulatory and enforcement powers relating to activities on the lake.

Palmer Pond Hiking Trails

Moderate marked hiking trails with great Adirondack vistas.

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.

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.