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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 more 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 trout. Bass and pike will be a focus later in the season, 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. There are countless options right now for trout, and things will only heat up when the waters warm a bit. Both the state DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) 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.

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.

Blue Ridge Road, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
There are three branches of Trout Brook. The North Branch simply flows between Warrens Pond and Big Marsh; the Hoffman Notch Trail follows much of its length. The trailhead is located along County...
Main St, Schroon Lake, New York
This giant lake has plenty of room for every recreational wish. Amenities and supplies in the town of Schroon Lake, with its stores and marina. There are three boat launches on the western side....
Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 523-2445
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9 in Schroon Lake, follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue for 4 miles to the trailhead on the right....
Schroon Lake stays busy in winter too, with all the ice fishing that goes on. Every March there's the annual Fishing Derby, first Saturday of the month. Species: Lake trout, landlocked salmon,...
897 NYS Route 74, Schroon Lake, New York
Good things come to those who walk — that’s what Pharaoh Lake is all about. It’s a 4-mile hike into this 442-acre lake, but once you get there you’ll find brookies and lake...
Boreas Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue for around 0.5 miles...
Hoffman Road (Route 24), Schroon Lake, New York
Easy access along Hoffman Road. Species: Yellow perch.
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Challis Pond, located in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, offers early-season anglers brook trout. Reclaimed in 1992, the Little Tupper Lake Strain of brook trout were then stocked in this 15-acre pond...
Crane Pond Road, Paradox, New York
(518) 523-2445
Directions to Access Points: Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and follow Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over half a mile take a left onto Alder Meadow Road, follow it for...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit, #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue all the way to...
County Highway 2b, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue for 15.5 miles to a...
East Shore Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 523-2445
Directions to Access Points: From Exit 28 off of Interstate 87, follow Route 9 south toward Schroon Lake. Continue for 0.6 miles to Alder Meadow Road. Follow Alder Meadow Road to East Shore...
Boreas Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue for around 0.5 miles...
Boreas Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue for 9.5 miles to...
291 Campsite Road, Newcomb, New York
Lake Harris now supports a self-sustaining population of walleye after being experimentally stocked from 2004 until 2008. Also known for its quality panfishing. Species: Northern Pike, yellow perch...
Blue Ridge Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
This tributary of the Hudson River gets its start at Cheney Pond in the town of Minerva. Here, you’ll find native brook trout. Farther down the river, however, the state regularly stocks brown...
Horseshoe Pond Road, Schroon Lake, New York
Horseshoe Pond is easy access, not far from the road. Species: Yellow perch, pumpkinseed
Indian Lake, New York
This section in the Newcomb/Minerva area comprises the Upper Hudson River, Huntley Pond, and Boreas River. Winter river fishing is entirely different from lake and pond fishing and should be done...
Route 28N, Long Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Point(s): From Newcomb follow Route 28N west toward Long Lake. Continue for around 9.5 miles to the access site on the right. Look for a DEC sign. Follow this short gravel road...
Crane Pond Road, Paradox, New York
(518) 523-2445
Directions to Access Points: Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and take Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a half a mile, take a left onto Alder Meadow Road, follow it for...
Paradox Lake has a natural population of lake trout. The long and narrow shape offers plenty of shoreline. East bay is the shallowest part. Species: Lake trout, rainbow trout, yellow perch,...
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