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.

 

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.

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.

Adirondack Trout & Salmon

Adirondack Trout & Salmon

Go on a fly fishing adventure with Adirondack Trout & Salmon! Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced angler, spend a day with Adirondack Trout & Salmon and learn more about how to fish for trophies in the pristine Adirondack Mountains. We welcome both beginners and advanced anglers. Tom Horgan is a New York State licensed guide.

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).

Foliage on Palmer Pond

Palmer Pond Hiking Trails

Moderate marked hiking trails with great Adirondack vistas.

Justy Joe Charters

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

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.

Thirteenth Lake

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.

Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide

Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide

Don't fish in the Adirondacks without the Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide! The Visit Adirondacks Fishing Guide, also known as Adirondack Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, and Streams, includes maps and tips on every species that can be caught in the Adirondacks. Download this and other guides!

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.

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.

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.