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Fishing Spots in Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex County
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Alder Creek Schroon Paradox Lake
Bailey Pond * Schroon Schroon Lake
Barnes Pond * Minerva Schroon Lake
Bartlett Pond * North Elba Saranac Lake
Bass Lake * North Hudson Paradox Lake
Beaver Brook Wilmington Lake Placid
Beaver Pond Minerva Schroon Lake
Bevoort Brook Crown Point Ticonderoga/ Paradox Lake
Big Brown Brook Wilmington Lake Placid
Big Cherry Patch Pond * North Elba Lake Placid
Big Marsh Pond * North Hudson Paradox Lake
Black Pond * (Rhododendron) Keene Elizabethtown
Black Pond * Minerva Schroon Lake
Black Pond * North Elba Santanoni
Bloody Pond * Crown Point Paradox Lake
Boquet River Elizabethtown Elizabethtown
Brothers Pond, Lower * Moriah Elizabethtown
Bullhead Pond * Minerva Newcomb
Burge Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Cascade Brook Keene Mt Marcy
Center Pond * Minerva Schroon Lake
Challis Pond * North Hudson Paradox Lake
Chapel Pond * Keene Mt Marcy
Clements Pond * Jay Lake Placid
Clifford Brook Keene Lake Placid
Cold Brook St Armand Lake Placid
Cotters Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Courtney Pond * North Hudson Elizabethtown
Crab Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Dunk Pond * Minerva Newcomb
E. Br. Ausable River Keene Ausable Forks/ Lake Placid/ Mt Marcy
Eagle Nest Pond Moriah Elizabethtown
Giant Washbowl * Keene Elizabethtown
Goose Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Goose Puddle * Moriah Paradox Lake
Grizzle Ocean * Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Gulf Brook Keene Ausable Forks
Gull Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Hatch Pond North Hudson Paradox Lake
Henderson Lake Newcomb Santanoni
Hewitt Pond * Minerva Schroon Lake
Hoisington Brook Westport Port Henry/ Elizabethtown
Horseshoe Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Howard Pond * North Hudson Paradox Lake
Huntley Pond * Minerva Newcomb
Johns Brook Keene Mt Marcy
Kelso Brook Minerva Newcomb/ Schroon Lake
Latham Pond * Newcomb Long Lake
Lewis Brook Jay Ausable Forks
Lilypad Pond * Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Little Rock Pond * Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Livingston Pond * Newcomb Mt Marcy
Long Pond * North Elba Lake Placid
Lower Cascade Lake * Keene Mt Marcy
Marion Pond * Schroon Schroon Lake
Mill Brook Moriah Port Henry
Minerva Stream Minerva Schroon Lake
Mineville Club Pond Moriah Port Henry
Moose Mt. Pond * North Hudson Paradox Lake
Moose Pond * Newcomb Santanoni
Moose Pond * North Elba Santanoni
Muller Pond Brook Schroon Schroon Lake
Newcomb Lake * Newcomb Santanoni/Newcomb
Otter Pond * Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Palmer Dam Pond North Hudson Schroon Lake/ Paradox Lake
Pharaoh Lake * Schroon Paradox Lake
Phelps Brook Crown Point/Moriah Elizabethtown/ Paradox Lake
Platt Brook Schroon Schroon Lake/ Paradox Lake
Putnam Creek Crown Point/ Ticonderoga Ticonderoga/ Paradox Lake
Preston Pond, Upper & Lower * North Hudson Newcomb
Rankin Pond * Minerva Newcomb
Ray Brook Pond North Elba Saranac Lake
Rock Pond * Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Rocky Branch Jay Ausable Forks
Rogers Brook Schroon Schroon Lake
Round Pond * Keene Elizabethtown
Shaw Pond * Newcomb Santanoni
Sherman Pond * Minerva Schroon Lake
Shingletree Pond * North Hudson Elizabethtown
South Meadow Brook * North Elba Mt Marcy
Spectacle Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Springhill Pond * Ticonderoga Ticonderoga
Spruce Hill Brook Keene Mt. Marcy/ Elizabethtown
Stacy Brook Westport Port Henry/ Elizabethtown
Stony Pond * Minerva Schroon Lake
Styles Brook Keene Lake Placid/ Ausable Forks
Sweeney Brook Schroon Schroon Lake
Tom Peck Pond * North Elba Lake Placid
Triangle Pond * North Hudson Elizabethtown
Trout Brook Schroon/ Minerva

Schroon Lake/ North Creek

Trout Pond * Moriah Elizabethtown
Twenty-Ninth Pond * Minerva Newcomb
Twin Ponds, Upper & Lower * North Hudson Elizabethtown
Upper Cascade Lake * North Elba/ Keene Mt Marcy
Upper Twin Pond * Keene Elizabethtown
W. Br. Ausable River North Elba Lake Placid
Ward Pond * Newcomb Santanoni
Warren Pond * North Elba Lake Placid
White Brook Wilmington Lake Placid
Whortleberry Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Willsboro Club Willsboro Willsboro
Winch Pond * Wilmington Lake Placid
Wolf Pond * North Hudson Schroon Lake
Wolf Pond Brook North Hudson Schroon Lake
Map of New York State with Essex County townships highlighted in blue

Top Fishing Waters

The tables below list the top fishing waters in Essex 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 Essex County or Lake Champlain Special Regulations page.

Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Cheney Pond Minerva Schroon Lake
Chubb River North Elba Saranac Lake/ Santanoni
Clear Pond * Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Connery Pond North Elba Lake Placid
Eagle Lake Crown Point/ Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Hudson River Minerva Newcomb
Long Pond * North Elba Lake Placid
Lost Pond * Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Mill Brook Moriah Elizabethtown/ Port Henry
Munson Pond North Hudson Elizabethtown
Owen Pond North Elba Lake Placid
Vanderwhacker Pond North Hudson Newcomb/ Schroon Lake
W. Br. Ausable River Jay/ Keene/ Wilmington Ausable Forks/Lake Placid

* - Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.

Top Fishing Waters for Rainbow Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Ausable River Chesterfield Ausable Forks
Bass Lake * North Hudson Paradox Lake
Goose Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake
Lake Placid North Elba Lake Placid
Mirror Lake North Elba Lake Placid
Moose Pond * St Armand Saranac Lake
Paradox Lake Schroon Paradox Lake
Saranac River St Armand Saranac Lake
Springhill Pond * Ticonderoga Ticonderoga

* - Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.

Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Champlain various various
Lake Placid North Elba Lake Placid
Mirror Lake North Elba Lake Placid
Paradox Lake Schroon Paradox Lake
Pharaoh Lake * Schroon Paradox Lake
Schroon Lake Schroon Schroon Lake

* - Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.

Top Fishing Waters for Splake
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Goose Pond * Schroon Paradox Lake

* - Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.

Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Boquet River Willsboro/ Essex Willsboro
Lake Champlain various various
Schroon Lake Schroon Schroon Lake
Top Fishing Waters for Smallmouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Eagle Lake Crown Point/ Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Lake Champlain various various
Paradox Lake Schroon Paradox Lake
Schroon Lake Schroon Schroon Lake
Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Eagle Lake Crown Point/ Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Lake Champlain various various
Lincoln Pond Elizabethtown Elizabethtown
Paradox Lake Schroon Paradox Lake
Putnam Pond Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Eagle Lake Crown Point/ Ticonderoga Paradox Lake
Lake Champlain various various
Lake Flower North Elba Saranac Lake
Top Fishing Waters for Pickerel
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Champlain various various
Top Fishing Waters for Walleye
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Harris Lake
Newcomb Newcomb
Franklin Falls Flow St Armand Lake Placid