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

(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...

(315) 283-8871
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

UGS is a full-time, licensed, and professional guide service that has been providing safe, enjoyable, and successful light-tackle lake fishing, fly fishing, ice fishing, and hunting trips since 2003 on the lakes, ponds, and rivers within the Adirondack

Route 3
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Directions to Access Points From downtown Saranac Lake, follow Route 3 towards Tupper Lake. After 4 miles turn right into the NYS DEC boat launch, Second Pond. Boat access Second Pond has a hard surface ramp with parking for 75 cars and trailers. An...

The Saranac Chain is full of lively fish.
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

Jones Pond is a popular fishing, paddling, and camping destination. Its ease of access, connectivity with a couple other ponds, and 7 primitive camp sites make it a worthwhile destination for both day use and an overnight trip. 

A pond surrounded by bright green pine trees
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 few different paddling day-

An old tea house on a narrow strip of land in a 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...

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.
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