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

Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service

Explore the outdoors with Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service! Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service is a four-season, fully-licensed guide service offering hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing throughout the Adirondacks. We have been guiding folks like you through the mountains, lakes, rivers and streams for over 25 years.

Gurney Lane

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

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.

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.

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.

Foliage on Palmer Pond

Palmer Pond Hiking Trails

Moderate marked hiking trails with great Adirondack vistas.

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.

Warren County Conservation Council

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

No Fish Left Behind Fishing Guide Service

No Fish Left Behind Fishing Guide Service

Catch fish all day long with No Fish Left Behind Fishing Guide Service! Hone your skills and have a blast on Lake George with No Fish Left Behind Fishing Guide Service! Father and son team Joe and Micah Testa have over 30 years of fishing experience. Their fully rigged Triton 205 will provide a comfortable ride on the water. All you have to worry about is the fishing!

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.

Lake George Boat Tours

Lake George Boat Tours

Plan your perfect Lake George day on the water with Lake George Boat Tours! With Lake George Boat Tours, you're in charge of your day on the lake! Board the Super Skirt II, a 25-foot luxury pontoon boat and let Dave and Diane do the driving while you relax on 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.