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Fishing In The Adirondacks - Where To Find Rainbow Trout

Fishing the waters of Upstate New Yrok is an unbeatable Adirondack experience. Discover the best spots to fish for rainbow trout for both anglers and fly fishermen.

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Brant Lake in the Winter
Brant Lake
Warren County, NY
Brant Lake is a great spot for fishing in the Adirondacks for brown and rainbow trout during early summer months.
Salmon River
Salmon River
Franklin County, NY
The Salmon River holds a great population of trout and runs to the west of the Trout River.
Indian River
Indian River
Hamilton County, NY
The Indian River is a very wide waterway located in Hamilton County.
Saranac River
Saranac River
Essex County, Clinton County, Franklin County, NY
The Saranac River is a great waterway for anglers to catch various species in the Adirondacks, including rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, landlocked salmon, and steelhead.
Paradox Lake
Paradox Lake
Essex County, NY
Paradox Lake is a wonderful fishing location in the Adirondacks, with plenty of fishing opportunities and large populations of species.
Black River
Black River
Lewis County, NY
Black River is a great waterway for anglers in the Adirondack to land quality size fish in the Adirondacks of New York.
Ausable River
Ausable River
Essex, Clinton County, NY
Ausable River is a great fishing spot in the Adirondacks and runs from Ausable Forks to Lake Champlain.
Chateaugay Lakes, Upper & Lower
Franklin County, Clinton County, NY
the Upper and Lower parts of Chateaugay Lakes are great fishing spots for anglers in the Adirondacks. The two parts are separated by the county lines of Franklin and Clinton Counties.
Lake Placid
Essex County, NY
Lake Placid has continuously produced large wild fish and state record breaking lake trout.
Lake George Wild Forest
Warren County, NY
The Lake George Wild Forest is bordered by Lake George itself, and has over 45 ponds and lakes.
Seventh Lake (Fulton Chain)
Hamilton County, NY
Seventh Lake is a great fishing spot for trout in the Adirondacks on the western border of Hamilton County.
Marble River
Franklin County, NY
The Marble River gives anglers five miles of fishing from the Chateaugay River upstream beyond the Chateaugay Fish Hatchery.
St. Regis Canoe Area
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis Canoe Area is New York State's only designated canoe area where no motorized watercrafts are allowed, is great for anglers and campers.
Lake Eaton
Long Lake, NY
Lake Eaton is a heavily stocked lake that is small in size but offers multiple fish species for anglers.
St. Regis River
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis River is a great fishing location for trout and has great access.
Ausable River, West Branch
Essex County, NY
The West Branch of the Ausable River is a great fishing spot in the Adirondacks that is fed by Lake Placid and Chubb River.
Saranac River, North Branch
Franklin County, NY
The North Branch of the Saranac River is a great quality fishing location for trout in the Adirondacks.
Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Warren County, NY
The Siamese Ponds Wilderness covers over 175 square miles and harboring 79 ponds in the Adirondacks
Lake Colby
Franklin County, NY
Lake Colby is a 272-acre lake, located just outside the village of Saranac Lake.
Ausable River, East Branch
Essex County, NY
The East Branch of the Ausable River is a great fishing spot in the Adirondacks from
Great Chazy River, North Branch
Clinton County, NY
The Great Chazy River's North Branch is stocked annually with trout and provides a great fishing location for anglers.
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are great bodies of water for anglers in Hamilton County.
Schroon River
Warren County, NY
The Schroon River in the Adirondacks, is a great fishing location for anglers looking for trout.
Glen Lake
Warren County, NY
Glen Lake is a small body of water located next to the Docksider restaurant.
Thirteenth Lake
Warren County, NY
Thirteenth Lake provides great fishing for anglers in the Adirondacks because it is primarily a fishery for trout.
Saranac Chain of Lakes
Franklin County, NY
The Saranac Chain of Lakes is a great fishing spot in the Adirondacks with an abundance of fishing and camping locations.