It's Schroon Lake, and so much more

It's pretty easy to think of one single waterbody when you hear the words, Schroon Lake Region.
The big lake that bears the region's name is, clearly, the marquee attraction to the visiting anglers – as well as plenty of locals.
And why not? Schroon Lake's smorgasbord of species includes lake trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, perch and panfish, all in both size and numbers. And given its size, it only makes sense that Schroon Lake would grab any angler's attention when they looked at a map of the region.

But there's much to the Schroon Lake Region than just Schroon Lake. Much more.


The region is dotted with lakes, rivers, brooks and ponds that draw serious anglers each spring in search of, right now, trout. Bass and pike will be a focus later, but this time of year, when the ice is finally off and the open-water season kicks off, it's time for trout.
Click on the image (left) to download our handy fishing guide.
Whether you're trudging into a backcountry pond in North Hudson in search of brook trout, wetting a line on the Boreas River in Minerva or chasing rainbows – as in rainbow trout – on Newcomb's Clear Pond, now is the time to do it.
The region even has the Hudson River – yes, THAT Hudson River – to offer trout anglers some fine fishing in the upper reaches of the big river before it becomes the big river.
And you can't ignore Schroon Lake – which, given its size, would be hard to do. Right now, the cold water has the lake trout and landlocks cruising up high, where they're accessible to anglers without the need for downriggers. In some areas you may be able to fish successfully from shore for the trout and salmon, in fact.
There are countless options right now for trout, and things will only heat up when the waters warm a bit. Both the state DEC and the Essex County Fish Hatchery supplement the wild trout population with thousands of stocked trout, including some hefty 2- and even 3-year-old fish.
If you're looking to make it a multi-day fishing excursion, there are plenty of lodging options and great dining in the region, as well as tackle shops where you can gear up for a day on the water. Chances are you'll run into a local or two who will be more than willing to surrender some of that local knowledge to help put you on fish.
Schroon Lake? Yes, it's a can't-miss destination for any angler. But the Schroon Lake Region offers plenty more water for the visiting angler, and right now it's time for trout.

Some spots for fishing in the region include:

Lakes:
  • Schroon Lake: boat launches can be found in Schroon, Horicon and Eagle Point.
  • Paradox Lake: launch available on Route 74.
  • Pharaoh Lake: boats must be carried in.
  • Rich Lake
  • Newcomb Lake
Ponds:
  • Bailey Pond
  • Barnes Pond
  • Beaver Pond
  • Black Pond
  • Burge Pond
  • Center Pond
  • Cheney Pond
  • Cotters Pond
  • Crab Pond
  • Goose Pond
  • Gull Pond
  • Hewitt Pond
  • Horseshoe Pond
  • Marion Pond
  • Moose Pond
  • Oliver Pond
  • Palmer Dam Pond
  • Sherman Pond
  • Spectacle Pond
  • Vanderwhacker Pond
  • Whortleberry Pond
  • Wolf Pond
Brooks, Creeks and Streams:
  • Alder Creek
  • Kelso Brook
  • Minerva Stream
  • Muller Pond Brook
  • Platt Brook
  • Rogers Brook
  • Trout Brook
Schroon Lake camping and lodging options near popular fishing waters are convenient starting points for your next big Adirondack fishing adventure.
Click here and choose a local guide to get the inside track on what's biting and where.

Route 28N
Newcomb, New York 12852


Caza Turn Road
North Hudson, New York 12855


Casa Turn Road
North Hudson, New York 12855


Northwoods Club Rd
Minerva, New York 12851


Route 28N
Newcomb, New York 12852


Route 8
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Ensign Pond Road
North Hudson, New York 12855


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


Ensign Pond Road - Schroon Lake
North Hudson, New York 12855


Northwoods Club Rd
Minerva, New York 12851


Northwoods Club Rd
Minerva, New York 12851


291 Campsite Road
Newcomb, New York 12852


Moose Pond Rd
Newcomb, New York 12852


Newcomb Lake Road
Newcomb, New York 12852


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


897 NYS Route 74
Paradox, New York 12858


897 NYS Route 74
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Route 28N
Minerva, New York 12851


Route 28N
Newcomb, New York 12852


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


Main St
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Alder Meadow Road
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


East Shore Road
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Blue Ridge Road, Rte 2
Newcomb, New York 12852


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


Blue Ridge Road, Rte 2b
Minerva, New York 12851


Perch Pond Rd
Newcomb, New York 12852


County Highway 2b
North Hudson, New York 12855


Crane Pond Road
Paradox, New York 12858


Route 74
Paradox, New York 12858


Crane Pond Road
Paradox, New York 12858


Route 28N
Newcomb, New York 12852


Caza Turn Road
North Hudson, New York 12855


Casa Turn Road
North Hudson, New York 12855


Northwoods Club Rd
Minerva, New York 12851


Route 28N
Newcomb, New York 12852


Route 8
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Ensign Pond Road
North Hudson, New York 12855


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


Ensign Pond Road - Schroon Lake
North Hudson, New York 12855


Northwoods Club Rd
Minerva, New York 12851


Northwoods Club Rd
Minerva, New York 12851


291 Campsite Road
Newcomb, New York 12852


Moose Pond Rd
Newcomb, New York 12852


Newcomb Lake Road
Newcomb, New York 12852


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


897 NYS Route 74
Paradox, New York 12858


897 NYS Route 74
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Route 28N
Minerva, New York 12851


Route 28N
Newcomb, New York 12852


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


Main St
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Alder Meadow Road
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


East Shore Road
Schroon Lake, New York 12870


Blue Ridge Road, Rte 2
Newcomb, New York 12852


Boreas Rd
North Hudson, New York 12855


Blue Ridge Road, Rte 2b
Minerva, New York 12851


Perch Pond Rd
Newcomb, New York 12852


County Highway 2b
North Hudson, New York 12855


Crane Pond Road
Paradox, New York 12858


Route 74
Paradox, New York 12858


Crane Pond Road
Paradox, New York 12858