Fishing

If you’ve been here, you know. If you haven’t been here, you’ve heard. The Adirondack Coast offers some of the best fishing in North America. 

Experience world-renowned bass fishing on the big waters of Lake Champlain. Try fly fishing on a quiet river or cast a line on a glassy lake shadowed by New York’s highest peaks. Whatever you decide – your water is waiting!

Lake Champlain

Test your skills on the waters of Lake Champlain – consistently rated one of the top fisheries on the United States.

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Adirondack Fishing - Beyond Champlain

Discover the more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, 30,000 miles of brooks and streams awaiting you in the Adirondacks. As some tight-lipped anglers know, there’s more to fishing the Adirondack Coast than Lake Champlain. Many other lakes, rivers, streams and ponds offer dependable – and often surprising – fishing.

Rules & RegulationsBoat launches

Ice Fishing

With so many river, streams and lakes fishing in the Adirondacks is a year around sport.

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Type of Fish on the Adirondack Coast

Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks offer some of the best fishing in North America.

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Pro Bass Fishing Tournament

Attracting roughly 2,000 anglers from around the globe, the Adirondack Coast offers world class fishing and that Adirondack hospitality that we have always been known for.

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Fishing locations

Ausable Marsh State Wildlife Management Area

Ausable Wildlife Management Area is an interesting five-mile circuit, touring extensive marsh areas amid the wide meanders of the Ausable Delta and at the mouth of the Little Ausable River. The marsh is home to many waterfowl species.

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Ausable Point State Park

Ausable Point Campground campsites offer a shoreline comprised of natural sand and a gentle slope right to Lake Champlain. It borders a wildlife management area that offers a hiking trail, as well as water access for canoeists and sea kayakers to explore. With the city of Plattsburgh a short drive from this campground there is virtually no limit for entertainment opportunities.


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Chazy, NY

Located just 10 miles from the Canadian border and 20 minutes north of Plattsburgh, Chazy is nestled closely to Lake Champlain.

Sample delicious apples, maple syrup, & wine

Chazy's largely agricultural community is most known for its many Adirondack Coast farms, orchards, sugar shacks and vineyards. Chazy is even home to the world’s largest McIntosh apple orchard. The Adirondack Coast Wine Trail features several award-winning Chazy wineries, allowing you to travel on quiet roads that offer magnificent views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Discover a slice of local history

Another way to experience Chazy’s commitment to agriculture is by visiting the Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit, located at Miner Institute on Miner Farm Road. The museum is a permanent tribute to William and Alice Miner and the beautiful farm they developed on the Miner family homestead, beginning in 1903.

The Alice T. Miner Colonial Collection, located on Route 9 in Chazy, also offers a wonderful glimpse into the region’s past. The museum, which opened in 1924 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, allows visitors to travel back in time through its 15 rooms filled with period furniture, paintings, military artifacts and much more.

So many ways to explore & enjoy the town

A great way to discover Chazy is by walking or cycling along its scenic roads. In Chazy’s charming downtown, you can view historic homes along the Chazy River and enjoy recreational parks, unique shops and restaurants.

Lake Alice, located adjacent to Miner Institute, offers a wide variety of year-round, Adirondack outdoor activities. The Lake Alice Wildlife Management Area is used for hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and birding.

In addition, the nearby Chazy Yacht Club, located on Lake Shore Road, is a beautiful harbor for Lake Champlain boaters and sailors to dock.

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Lake Champlain International

Through events, advocacy, educational programs, and grass-roots campaigns, LCI engages local, regional, and national stakeholders, both public and private, in addressing complicated issues facing Lake Champlain.   Their efforts engage multiple stakeholder groups to simultaneously connect people with our water resources, carry on the angling heritage and build stewardship for a vital resource.

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Point Au Roche State Park

With its prime location on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Champlain, its protected beach area, as well as its mix of open and forested walking/hiking trails, Point Au Roche State Park is a great family attraction!

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Taylor Pond

Taylor Pond is large in size and often reminds visitors of a lake rather than a pond.  It offers a variety of water recreation opportunities and camping is available.

Physical characteristics

Elevation: 139 feet Area: 856 acres Maximum depth: 95 feet Maximum Width: .7 miles Length: 3.1 miles Thermocline: ~20-30 feet  

Recreational Opportunities

Camping Fishing Paddling Boating Beach access Swimming

Access

Access is located within the DEC maintained Taylor Pond Campground, off Silver Lake Road, 9 miles northwest of the Town of Ausable Forks. The boat launch is a beach launch. There is a day use fee applied during open camping season, but the launch is open year round. Parking for 20 cars and trailers.

> For more information http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/71850.html

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Guides & Charters

Adirondack - Champlain Guide Service

Adirondack-Champlain Guide Service specializes in Lake Champlain fishing for smallmouth bass in the trophy category. We have been guiding clients for over 36 years working out of our Lodge on Long Pond, located in Willsboro, NY. Our extensive knowledge of Adirondack fishing is unsurpassed, combined with our intimate knowledge of Lake Champlain has made us the number one guide service in the Northeast. Fishing in the Adirondack inland lakes is another service we provide and excel at. Adirondack fishing can be challenging and very rewarding plus you’re surrounded by so much natural splendor. Also visit our About Us page to learn more about the Guide Service. We are offering some great Guide Service Rates this year. Learn more about the guide service or our fishing packages.

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Frontier Waterfowl Guide Service

Frontier Guide Services offers professionally guided goose and duck hunts in Clinton and Franklin Counties of New York. 

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Lake Champlain International

Through events, advocacy, educational programs, and grass-roots campaigns, LCI engages local, regional, and national stakeholders, both public and private, in addressing complicated issues facing Lake Champlain.   Their efforts engage multiple stakeholder groups to simultaneously connect people with our water resources, carry on the angling heritage and build stewardship for a vital resource.

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West Shore Charters

West Shore Charters delivers fresh water fishing at its finest. From Spring to Fall, Captain Bob Davies guides you all over the beautiful Lake Champlain and uses his 20 years of experiences to make sure you have a great fishing experience.

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Eastern View Outfitters

(518) 569-5770

Lake Champlain Angler Fishing Charters

(518) 578-9273

Relax-N-Reel Fishing Adventuresr

(518) 420-4679

Shipwreck Schwenk's Angling Adventure

(240) 498-3509

Tackle & Bait Shops

Lake Champlain Angler Fishing Charters

(518) 578-9273

Richard's Grocery, Bait & Tackle

(518) 563-1444

Simpson's Bait and Tackle

(518) 563-0368
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