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.

 

Beach Road Bait & Tackle

Our experience staff - we are all fishermen - will gladly provide free advice to make your fishing day a good one. We have bait, camping gear, beach gear, seasonal bicycle rentals, and ice. Also available the Lake George Park Commission Boating permits and New York State Fishing and Hunting licenses.

Adirondack Hooks-N-Horns

Adirondack Hooks-N-Horns

Get out of town and into the woods with Adirondack Hooks-N-Horns! Adirondack Hooks-N-Horns is a New York State licensed guide service that leads hiking, hunting, and fishing expeditions. We specialize in day and overnight hikes, fishing the lakes and remote ponds, ice fishing, and day or overnight hunts for whitetail deer and black bear. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Glen Lake

Glen Lake

Canoe, kayak, and ice fish on Glen Lake! Discover Glen Lake, a small body of water in Queensbury that's perfect for a canoe or kayak paddle or a day of ice fishing!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Foliage on Palmer Pond

Palmer Pond Hiking Trails

Moderate marked hiking trails with great Adirondack vistas.

Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters

Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters

Land a few keepers with Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters! Captain JJ's Rod Bender Charters is a fishing charter specializing in landing lake trout, land-locked salmon, and bass on Lake George. Jeffrey Johnson - also known as JJ - is an experienced, professional New York State licensed guide.

Adirondack Backcountry Adventures

Adirondack Backcountry Adventures

Take the path less traveled with Adirondack Backcountry Adventures! Adirondack Backcountry Adventures is a four-season guide service covering the entire Adirondack region. Your guide, Mike Federice, is an avid outdoorsman who has conquered the 46 High Peaks and has fished over 100 Adirondack ponds and lakes.

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!

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).