Some of the best Smallmouth Bass fishing can be found in the Adirondack Mountains. 

Smallmouth Bass prefer cooler water temperatures than its cousin, the Largemouth Bass, and they can also be found in both still and moving water in streams, rivers, and the sandy bottoms of lakes and reservoirs. 

Find information on Smallmouth Bass fishing season like minimum length, daily keep and more! 

Oxbow Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Oxbow Lake has great bass fishing for anglers and is located northwest of the Piseco Lake.
Lake Lila
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Lila is a great fishing spot that is not easily accessed in the middle of the wilderness.
Lake Placid
Essex County, NY
Lake Placid has continuously produced large wild fish and state record breaking lake 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.
Franklin Falls Flow
Essex County, NY
Franklin Falls Flow is a great fishing spot for walleye and other species.
Harris Lake
Essex County, Newcomb, NY
Harris Lake is an easy access fishing spot in the northwestern part of the Adirondacks.
Raquette River Impoundments
St. Lawrence County, NY
The Raquette River Impoundments is eight reservoirs on the Raquette River created by hydroelectric dams.
Blue Mountain Lake
Hamilton County, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Blue Mountain Lake has bountiful populations of fish and is great for all types of anglers. the lake is located between the Blue Ridge Wilderness and Blue Mountain Wild Forest.
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.
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.
Wilcox Lake Wild Forest
Warren County/Hamilton County, NY
The Wilcox Lake Wild Forest area is a great fishing spot for anglers looking for trout in the Adirondacks.
Long Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Long Lake is a 14 mile stretch of water that is a great fishing for anglers in the Adirondacks.
Forked Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Forked Lake is a great fishing location for small and largemouth bass, brook trout, and landlocked salmon.
The Oswegatchie River
The Oswegatchie River
St. Lawrence County, NY
The Oswegatchie River flows from Gouverneur to Ogdensburg where it meets the St. Lawrence River. There are more than 70 miles of water on the Oswegatchie that provide some great fishing opportunities. (Smallmouth Bass, Walleye)
Lake Trout on Lake George - caught by Scott Stevens
Lake George
Warren County, Lake George, NY
Lake George is a great lake for fishing in both, the north and south basins with large fish populations.
Grasse River
Grasse River
St. Lawrence County, NY
Grasse River has angling opportunities for boaters and waders in St. Lawrence County.
Beaver River Impoundments
Lewis County, NY
Beaver River Impoundments is a series of dams on the Beaver River that created reservoirs and a lake. The waterway offers a great scenic and peaceful scene for anglers.
St. Regis Chain of Lakes
St. Regis Chain of Lakes
Franklin County, NY
The St. Regis is a good location for anglers looking for bass and pike.
Black Lake
St. Lawrence County, NY
Black Lake stretches 20 miles and is a great place to fish for largemouth & smallmouth bass, yellow perch, crappies, bluegills, northern pike, and walleye.
Eighth Lake (Fulton Chain)
Hamilton County, NY
Eighth Lake stretches along Route 28 and is great to find rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon.
Hudson River
NY
The Hudson River offers anglers a wilderness setting for smallmouth and brook trout.
Indian Lake and Jessup River
Hamilton County, NY
The Indian Lake and Jessup River have a large smelt population that equals big fish.
Massawepie Area
St. Lawrence County, NY
The Massawepie Area consist of the great fishing spots of Massawepie Lake, Long Pond, Deer Pond, Town Line Pond, and Pine Pond.
Lake Eaton
Essex County, Jay, NY
Lake Eaton is a heavily stocked lake that is small in size but offers multiple fish species for anglers.
Lincoln Pond
Lincoln Pond
Essex County, NY
Lincoln Pond holds a great population of bass and muskie in its waters.
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.
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.
Tupper Lake, Raquette Pond, and Simon Pond
Tupper Lake is a great body of water for anglers in the Adirondacks looking for various species of fish to catch.
Lewey Lake and Miami River
Hamilton County, NY
Lewey Lake and Miami River have great fish populations and are great for anglers in the center of the Adirondacks.
Raquette Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Raquette Lake is the home for New York State's broodstock lake trout.
Schroon Lake
Essex County, Warren County, NY
Schroon Lake is a wonderful fishing location for various coldwater and warmwater species.
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are great bodies of water for anglers in Hamilton County.
Cranberry Lake
St. Lawrence County, NY
Cranberry Lake will offer great fishing for brook trout and smallmouth bass in St. Lawrence County.
Meacham Lake
Franklin County, NY
Meacham Lake is a an ideal site for fishing and camping experiences. The water holds many species of fish and wildlife and for visitors to interact with.
Lake Bonaparte
Lewis County, NY
Lake Bonaparte sees heavy recreational use in the summer, but is a great fishing spot for anglers in Lewis County.
Fawn Lake
Hamilton County, NY
Fawn Lake is a small body of water great for fishing and relaxing in the Adirondacks.
Eagle Lake
Essex County, NY
Eagle Lake is a smaller body of water but offers great opportunities for smallmouth bass, northern pike, and brown trout.
St. Lawrence River
St. Lawrence County, NY
The St. Lawrence River holds large populations of various species of fish and has numerous access points.
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