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Fishing in the Adirondacks

With its abundance of lakes, ponds, and rivers, it's no wonder that fishing is incredibly popular in the Adirondacks! In the features below, you'll learn more about the types of fish you can find here, when it's legal to catch them, what the requirements are to obtain your New York State fishing license, and more.

New to the sport? Go with a guide and get your feet wet in the fishing world.
Get the details on NYS fishing licenses, including fees.
Learn what species of fish you can expect to catch in the Adirondacks.
Our team has put together some of our favorite ADK fishing spots.
Only fish within New York State's designated seasons for each species.
If your sights are set on a certain species, learn where to find it.
See some great shots of big catches reeled in by our readers.
Visit our Hunting Guide to learn even more about sporting in the ADKs.