Where to fish

Whether you're pursuing trout, landlocked salmon, or warm-water species such as bass, pike, and panfish, there's water for every kind of angler in the Saranac Lake region.

The fish are right here, literally

And if you want to accelerate the learning curve on the region's fine fishing, one of our legendary Adirondack guides can help you do just that, putting you onto fish early and often and setting the stage for a great trip the rest of the time you're here.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK Pledge

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

(315) 283-8871
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
"Upstate Guide Service Inc. is a licensed, insured, professional full-time outfitter and guide service serving the Adirondack region. Local Adirondack UGS guides provide expert instruction and angling opportunities throughout the year. Ice fishing...
(518) 891-1829
1179 NYS Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Wiley's Flies is located in the heart of the Adirondacks in Ray Brook, NY right in the middle of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. We offer the most diversified trips in the Adirondacks by floating 11 different river systems for Trout, Bass, Northern...
Moose Pond Ln
Bloomingdale, NY 12913
Moose Pond is a popular 140-acre pond located near Bloomingdale. Fishing, paddling, swimming, camping, and hiking are all common activities.
Paddling on Moose Pond
Oregon Plains Road
Bloomingdale, NY 12913
Directions to Access Points From downtown Saranac Lake take Bloomingdale Avenue to Route 3, follow Route 3 for 7 miles. At the four corners in Bloomingdale continue onto State Street. At the end of State Street veer right onto Oregon Plains Road...
Forest Home Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 86 in Saranac Lake, follow Route 3. Continue to Edgewood Road on the left. This turns into Ampersand Drive, and then Forest Home Road will be on the left. Follow Forest Home Road...
Brighton, NY 12970
Osgood Pond, located near the Paul Smith's College VIC, is a 500-acre body of water that has fantastic multi-season fishing, and opportunity for a couple different paddling day-trips. How to get there There are two launch sites for Osgood Pond. One...
An old tea house on a narrow strip of land in a pond
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
At less than a mile long, this pond is a perfect for families and for anyone who wants to stretch their legs.
A view over a small pond of the distance mountains
Route 3
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Lower Saranac Lake is one of the best fishing lakes in the Adirondacks, especially for largemouth bass.
The Saranac Chain is full of lively fish.
Route 86
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Lake Flower is a great body of water to paddle around with no destination in mind. Best of all, it's accessible right from downtown!
An aerial view of Lake Flower gives a glimpse of the paddling possibilities.
Brighton, NY 12970
Jones Pond is a popular fishing, paddling, and camping destination. Its ease of access, connectivity with a couple other ponds, and primitive camp sites make it a worthwhile destination for both day use and an overnight trip. How to get there From the...
A pond surrounded by bright green pine trees