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Fishing Spots in Clinton County

The table below is a list of brook trout waters in this county. The accompanying map is to help locate Towns listed in the table.

Note that some waters have prohibitions on the use or possession of bait fish. These waters are denoted with an asterisk. Unwanted introductions of minnows/bait fish are a primary factor in the decline of brook trout fisheries, please adhere to these regulations where applicable.

Please note that Special Regulations apply to some of the brook trout waters. These waters have links to the Clinton County Special Regulations page. The following rules apply unless Special Regulations note otherwise:

  • Trout Season is April 1 - October 15
  • Any Size

* - Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.

Brook Trout Waters in Clinton County
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Black Brook Black Brook Dannemora
Blake Brook Black Brook Lyon Mountain/ Dannemora
Caldwell Brook Ausable Peru
Little Ausable River Peru Dannemora/ Plattsburgh/ Ausable Forks
Little Black Brook Black Brook Lake Placid
Mud Pond * Black Brook Lyon Mountain
N. Br. Great Chazy River Altona/Ellenburg/Mooers Churubusco/Mooers
N. Br. Saranac River Black Brook Lake Placid
Palmer Brook Black Brook Ausable Forks/ Dannemora
Salmon River Black Brook/Peru Dannemora/ Plattsburgh
True Brook Saranac Lyon Mountain
Towns in Clinton County

Top Fishing Waters

The tables below list the top fishing waters in Clinton County for species other than brook trout. These tables are meant to display only quality fishing opportunities, not to be a comprehensive list like the brook trout table. These waters can be seen graphically on the Top Fishing Waters Map.

Please note that Special Regulations apply to some of the top fishing waters. These waters have links to the Clinton County or Lake Champlain Special Regulations page.

Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Arnold Brook Peru Dannemora
Black Brook Black Brook Lake Placid/ Lyon Mt/ Ausable Forks/ Dannemora
Carew Brook Ellenburg Churubusco
N. Br. Great Chazy River Mooers/Altona/Ellenburg Churubusco/ Mooers
N. Br. Saranac River Saranac/Black Book Lyon Mountain/ Dannemora
Salmon River Peru/Plattsburgh Plattsburgh/ Dannemora
Saranac River Saranac/Black Brook Lyon Mt/ Dannemora/ Plattsburgh
Top Fishing Waters for Rainbow Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Ausable River Ausable/Black Brook Ausable Forks
N. Br. Great Chazy River Mooers/Altona/Ellenburg Churubusco/Mooers
Saranac River Plattsburgh/Black Brook Lyon Mountain/ Plattsburgh
Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Chazy Lake Dannemora Lyon Mountain
Lake Champlain various various
Taylor Pond Black Brook Lake Placid
Upper Chateaugay Lake Dannemora Lyon Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Champlain various various
Saranac River Plattsburgh Plattsburgh
Taylor Pond Black Brook Lake Placid
Upper Chateaugay Lake Dannemora Lyon Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Smallmouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Chazy Lake Dannemora Lyon Mountain
Lake Champlain various various
Upper Chateaugay Lake Dannemora Lyon Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Alice Chazy Rouses Point
Lake Champlain various various
Top Fishing Waters for Muskellunge
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Great Chazy River Champlain/Mooers Rouses Point/ Mooers
Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Champlain various various
Upper Chateaugay Lake Dannemora Lyon Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Walleye
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Fern Lake Black Brook Ausable Forks