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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.

person holding a brown trout in front of a net
Learn what species of fish you can expect to catch in the Adirondacks.
fish laying on the ice
Only fish within New York State's designated seasons for each species.
tackle boxes with fishing lures, a fishing reel, and a pair of boots
Get the details on NYS fishing licenses, including fees.
duck swimming on a pond surrounded by trees and mountains
Our team has put together some of our favorite ADK fishing spots.
rowboat on the shore of a lake
If your sights are set on a certain species, learn where to find it.
man holding a large fish
See some great shots of big catches reeled in by our readers.
a white-tailed deer running on grass
Visit our Hunting Guide to learn even more about sporting in the ADKs.