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Fishing Spots in Franklin 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. Unwanted introductions of minnows/bait fish are a primary factor in the decline of brook trout fisheries, please adhere to these regulations where applicable.

Brook Trout Waters in Franklin County
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Ampersand Brook Harrietstown Long Lake
Bear Pond Santa Clara/ Harrietstown St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Benz Pond Waverly/ Santa Clara Santa Clara Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Bessie Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Bickford Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Black Pond Brighton St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Black Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Black Pond Waverly Santa Clara Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Bone Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Chateaugay River Chateaugay Chateaugay
Clamshell Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Cold Brook Harrietstown Saranac Lake
Conley Line Pond Harrietstown/ Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Dawson Pond Harrietstown Tupper Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Debar Pond Duane Loon Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Duell Pond Santa Clara St Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Develin Brook Bangor Malone
Dry Lake Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Duane Stream Duane Loon Lake
Duck Hole Pond Harrietstown Santanoni Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
East Pond Tupper Lake St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Echo Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Federation Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Grass Pond Harrietstown Santa Clara Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Grass Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Green Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Hope Pond Franklin Loon Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Horseshoe Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Ingraham Stream Bellmont Chateaugay
Kitfox Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lindsey Pond Harrietstown St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Ampersand Pond Harrietstown Saranac Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Black Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Hope Pond Franklin Loon Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Long Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Pine Pond Harrietstown Saranac Lake
Little Polliwog Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Trout River Bellmont/ Constable/ Burke Malone/ Chateaugay
Long Pond Brighton St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Long Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Long Pond Waverly St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Loon Pond Brighton Saranac Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lost Pond Brighton St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lydia Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Malone Village Ice Pond Malone Malone Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Marble River Chateaugay Chateaugay
McBride Brook Dickinson Moira
Meadow Pond Harrietstown St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Mountain Pond Brighton St. Regis Special fishing regulations exist
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Mountain Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Mountain Pond Harrietstown Santanoni Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
N. Br. Saranac River Franklin Saranac Lake
Nellie Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Ochre Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Osgood River Brighton St. Regis
Owl Pond Harrietstown Saranac Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Palmer Pond Harrietstown Long Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Panther Pond Harrietstown Long Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Rock Pond Harrietstown Long Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Saint Germain Pond Harrietstown Saranac Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Skiff Pond Duane Loon Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Sky Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Slush Pond Brighton St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Sumner Brook Franklin Bloomingdale
Sunday Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Sunrise Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Track Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Tuesday Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Twelfth Tee Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Two Bridge Brook Harrietstown Bloomingdale
Upper Spectacle Pond Brighton St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Webb Brook Bellmont Malone
West Pine Pond Tupper Lake St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Whey Pond Harrietstown Saranac Lake Special fishing regulations exist
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
towns in Franklin County

Top Fishing Waters

The tables below list the top fishing waters in Franklin 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 Franklin County Special Regulations page.

Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Chateaugay River Chateaugay Chateaugay
Deer Pond Santa Clara St Regis Special fishing regulations exist
Deer River Dickinson Santa Clara/ Nicholville
Lake Colby Harrietstown Saranac Lake Special fishing regulations exist
Little Salmon River Brandon/Bangor Moira
Polliwog Pond Santa Clara St Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Rat Pond Santa Clara St Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Salmon River Malone/ Westville Malone
Trout River Bellmont Malone/ Chateaugay

Top Fishing Waters for Rainbow Trout

Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Chateaugay River Chateaugay Chateaugay
Horseshoe Pond Santa Clara St Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lake Colby Harrietstown Saranac Lake Special fishing regulations exist
Little Long Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Salmon River Malone/ Westville Malone
St Regis River Brighton/ Waverly/ Dickinson Santa Clara/ Nicholville
Whey Pond Santa Clara St Regis Special fishing regulations exist
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Hoel Pond Santa Clara St. Regis
Lake Kushaqua Franklin Loon Lake Special fishing regulations exist
Rollins Pond Santa Clara/ Tupper Lake St. Regis Special fishing regulations exist
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Special fishing regulations exist
Upper Saranac Lake Harrietstown St. Regis Special fishing regulations exist

Top Fishing Waters for Splake

Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Boy Scout Clear Pond Duane Santa Clara
Debar Pond Duane Loon Lake
Green Pond Santa Clara St Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Long Pond Santa Clara St Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Meacham Lake Duane Santa Clara Special fishing regulations exist
St Regis Pond Brighton St Regis Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Debar Pond Duane Loon Lake
Follensby Clear Pond Santa Clara St. Regis Special fishing regulations exist
Hoel Pond Santa Clara St. Regis
Lake Clear Harrietstown Saranac Lake Special fishing regulations exist
Lake Colby Harrietstown Saranac Lake Special fishing regulations exist

In Franklin County - NO catch and release bass fishing (smallmouth and largemouth) is allowed during the closed season for bass.

Top Fishing Waters for Smallmouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lower Chateaugay Lake Chateaugay Chateaugay
Meacham Lake Duane Santa Clara
Rollins Pond Santa Clara Upper Saranac Lake
Saranac Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Santa Clara Saranac Lake/ St Regis
Saint Regis Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Brighton St Regis
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Tupper Lake/ Long Lake
Union Falls Flow Franklin Lake Placid/ Lyon Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Indian Lake Bellmont Loon Lake
Lake Clear Outlet Harrietstown St Regis
Lake Colby Harrietstown Saranac Lake Special fishing regulations exist
Middle Saranac Lake Harrietstown Saranac Lake
Mountain View Lake Bellmont Loon Lake
Oseetah Lake Harrietstown Saranac Lake
Saint Regis Lakes Chain Harrietstown/Brighton St Regis
Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Clear Harrietstown St Regis/ Saranac Lake
Lake Flower Harrietstown Saranac Lake
Meacham Lake Duane Santa Clara
Mountain View Lake Bellmont Loon Lake
Oseetah Lake Harrietstown Saranac Lake
Raquette Pond Tupper Lake Long Lake
Santa Clara Flow Santa Clara Santa Clara
Saranac Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Santa Clara Saranac Lake/ St Regis
Saint Regis Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Brighton St Regis
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Tupper Lake/ Long Lake
Union Falls Flow Franklin Lake Placid/ Lyon Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Walleye
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Franklin Falls Flow Franklin Lake Placid Special fishing regulations exist
Rainbow Lake Franklin Loon Lake
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Tupper Lake/ Long Lake
Union Falls Flow Franklin Lake Placid/ Lyon Mountain

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