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.

 

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.

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.

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park

Enjoy the Hudson in Queensbury at Hudson River Park! Hudson River Park is a 44 acre park offering access to a six mile stretch of the Hudson River. It's perfect for all manner of water activities. The park has a boat launch, playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic shelter, two pickleball courts, restrooms, and more!

Peggy's Point

Peggy's Point

This beautiful park with 315 feet of Lake George shoreline was donated to the Lake George Land Conservancy in 2005 by Margaret "Peggy" A. Darrin. This is a great spot for fishing in Lake George, picnicking on the grass, or simply wandering outdoors. Sprawling lawns make the park an excellent place to relax in the sun. Towering birches and a gazebo offer plenty of shade for young visitors.

Gurney Lane

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

A four-season recreation park in Queensbury.

Warren County Fish Hatchery

Warren County Fish Hatchery

Learn about native fish at the Warren County Fish Hatchery! The Warren County Fish Hatchery consists of 38 acres along the Hudson River located in Warrensburg. The hatchery raises domestic brook trout, rainbow trout landlocked Atlantic salmon, and heritage brook trout. The fish raised here provide improved sport fishing throughout Warren County waters.

Lake George Sport Fishing

Lake George Sport Fishing

Catch the keeper of a lifetime with Lake George Sport Fishing! Captain Matt Trombley of Lake George Sport Fishing has a lifetime of angling experience and has been guiding successful fishing trips for over 10 years. His decade of experience ensures you're going to land that fish you're hoping for. Thousands of clients can attest that we aim to land lunkers, not just drive around killing time on a scenic boat ride.

Foliage on Palmer Pond

Palmer Pond Hiking Trails

Moderate marked hiking trails with great Adirondack vistas.

Hudson River in North River & North Creek

Though sought after by advanced fly fishermen, these fast waters also offer quieter respite along various shoreline breaks of water. Expect all varieties of trout and some smallmouth bass in shallower, clear water with a rocky bottom. If you're here in the warmer months, you'll find your share of whitewater enthusiasts (rafts, kayaks, tubes).

Lake Luzerne

Just over the mountain from Queensbury (Rt. 9N), Lake Luzerne is a quiet, less populated lake. It also boasts a couple beaches and a public boat launch, walkable shoreline, and gorgeous Adirondack scenery. Expect an abundance of bass, perch, and panfish.

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.

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.