An angler battles with a fish on Lake George, NY.With over 82 miles of shoreline, Lake George, NY, is the quintessential Adirondack location. It offers a myriad of outdoor activities for those planning an Upstate New York vacation. Because it contains several species of game fish, angling is one of the most popular Lake George activities every year. To get you more acquainted with fishing on Lake George, NY, we’ve put together a guideline to provide useful information about one of the best things to do in the Adirondacks region. 

Lake George Fishing Guides

We certainly appreciate the stoic nature of fishermen and women, but unless this is the lake you grew up on, we recommend hiring a fishing guide. Hiring a Lake George fishing guide is a surefire way to learn the techniques that work best for the area, provide an opportunity for you to build a relationship with a local master, and, most importantly, relieve you of the pressure associated with finding the fish. 

What to Target While Fishing on Lake George, NY

Whether you are hoping to limit out on eaters or seeking a personal best for a wall mount, the pristine waters of Lake George, NY, is home to 12 different species of fish and ranks as a top-five bass fishing destination in the state of New York. Other popular game fish besides large and smallmouth bass include smelt, lake trout, landlocked salmon (stocked annually), northern pike, and black crappie—brook trout are also present near the many Lake George tributaries. 

If you’re fishing with young children or don’t want to put in too much effort, there is a healthy pumpkinseed sunfish population, and they will bite just about anything! The other Lake George species are brown bullheads, rock bass, chain pickerel, and yellow perch, so there is something for everyone.

The Best Lake George Resorts: The Lodges at Cresthaven

The Lodges at Cresthaven offer rustic accommodations with contemporary amenities that prove to be at the pinnacle of Lake George resorts. Each lodge is a townhome consisting of two-bedrooms, two-baths, and a fully-equipped kitchen, so you’ll never feel too far from home after a day on the water. Please call 800-853-1632 or visit us online for more information on how we can facilitate your Upstate New York vacation!