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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.

(*) Denotes waters where the use or possession of bait fish is prohibited. Unwanted introductions of minnows/bait fish are a primary factor in the decline of brook trout fisheries.

(^) Denotes waters with special regulations (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Brook Trout Waters in Franklin County
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Public Fishing Rights Available
Ampersand Brook Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
Bear Pond* Santa Clara/ Harrietstown St. Regis Quadrangle
Benz Pond* Waverly/ Santa Clara Madawaska Flow-Quebec Brook Primitive Area
Bessie Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Bickford Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Black Pond* Brighton St. Regis Quadrangle
Black Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Quadrangle
Black Pond* Waverly Santa Clara Quadrangle
Bone Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Chateaugay River Chateaugay Chateaugay Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
Clamshell Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Cold Brook Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness / Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Conley Line Pond* Harrietstown/ Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Dawson Pond* Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
Debar Pond* Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Duell Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Develin Brook Bangor St. Regis Canoe Area
Dry Lake* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Duane Stream Duane Chazy Highlands Wild Forest / Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Duck Hole Pond* Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
East Pond* Tupper Lake St. Regis Canoe Area
Echo Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Federation Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Grass Pond* Harrietstown St. Regis Canoe Area
Grass Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Green Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Hope Pond* Franklin Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Horseshoe Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Ingraham Stream Bellmont Chateaugay Quadrangle
Kitfox Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Lindsey Pond* Harrietstown St. Regis Canoe Area
Little Ampersand Pond* Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
Little Black Pond* Santa Clara Fish Creek Pond Campground
Little Hope Pond* Franklin Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Little Long Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Little Pine Pond Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
Little Polliwog Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Little Trout River Bellmont/ Constable/ Burke Malone/ Chateaugay Quadrangle
Long Pond* Brighton St. Regis Quadrangle
Long Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Long Pond* Waverly Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Loon Pond* Brighton Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Lost Pond* Brighton Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Lydia Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Malone Village Ice Pond* Malone Malone Quadrangle
Marble River Chateaugay Chateaugay Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
McBride Brook (Joy Brook) Dickinson Moira Quadrangle
Meadow Pond* Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

Mountain Pond* ^

Brighton Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Mountain Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Mountain Pond* Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
N. Br. Saranac River Franklin Chazy Highlands Wild Forest Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
Nellie Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Ochre Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Osgood River Brighton Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Owl Pond* Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
Palmer Pond* Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
Panther Pond* Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Rock Pond* Harrietstown High Peaks Wilderness
Saint Germain Pond* Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Skiff Pond* Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Sky Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Slush Pond* Brighton Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Sumner Brook Franklin Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Sunday Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Sunrise Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Track Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Tuesday Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Twelfth Tee Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Two Bridge Brook Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Upper Spectacle Pond* Brighton St. Regis Quadrangle
Webb Brook Bellmont Malone Quadrangle
West Pine Pond* Tupper Lake Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Whey Pond* ^ Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Top Fishing Waters

(*) Denotes waters where the use or possession of bait fish is prohibited. Unwanted introductions of minnows/bait fish are a primary factor in the decline of brook trout fisheries.

(^) Denotes waters with special regulations (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Public Fishing Rights Available
Chateaugay River Chateaugay Chateaugay Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
Deer Pond ^ Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Deer River Dickinson Deer River Primitive Area Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
Lake Colby ^ Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Little Salmon River Brandon/Bangor Moira Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights (PDF)
Polliwog Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Rat Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Salmon River Malone/ Westville Malone Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
Trout River Bellmont Malone/Chateaugay Quadrangle
Top Fishing Waters for Rainbow Trout
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Public Fishing Rights Available
Chateaugay River Chateaugay Chateaugay Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
Horseshoe Pond* Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Lake Colby ^ Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Little Long Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Salmon River Malone/ Westville Malone Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
St Regis River Brighton/ Waverly/ Dickinson Debar Mountain Wild Forest / St. Regis Canoe Area Public Fishing Rights Map (PDF)
Whey Pond* ^ Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
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Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout

Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Hoel Pond Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Lake Kushaqua ^ Franklin Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Rollins Pond ^ Santa Clara/ Tupper Lake Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Tupper Lake ^ Tupper Lake Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest
Upper Saranac Lake^ Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

Top Fishing Waters for Splake

Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Boy Scout Clear Pond Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Debar Pond Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Green Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Little Long Pond* Santa Clara St. Regis Canoe Area
Meacham Lake ^ Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
St Regis Pond* Brighton St. Regis Canoe Area
Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Debar Pond Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Follensby Clear Pond ^ Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Hoel Pond Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Lake Clear Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Lake Colby ^ Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

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 Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lower Chateaugay Lake Chateaugay Chazy Highlands Wild Forest
Meacham Lake ^ Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Rollins Pond Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Saranac Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Saint Regis Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Brighton St. Regis Canoe Area / Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest
Union Falls Flow Franklin Taylor Pond Wild Forest
Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Indian Lake Bellmont Loon Lake
Lake Clear Outlet Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Lake Colby ^ Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Special fishing regulations exist
Middle Saranac Lake Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Mountain View Lake Bellmont Loon Lake
Oseetah Lake Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Saint Regis Lakes Chain Harrietstown/Brighton St. Regis Canoe Area / Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Clear Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Lake Flower Harrietstown Saranac Lake
Meacham Lake ^ Duane Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Mountain View Lake Bellmont Loon Lake
Oseetah Lake Harrietstown Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Raquette Pond Tupper Lake Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest
Santa Clara Flow Santa Clara Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Saranac Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Santa Clara Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Saint Regis Lakes Chain Harrietstown/ Brighton St. Regis Canoe Area / Saranac Lakes Wild Forest
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest
Union Falls Flow Franklin Taylor Pond Wild Forest

Top Fishing Waters for Walleye

Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Franklin Falls Flow ^ Franklin Taylor Pond Wild Forest
Rainbow Lake Franklin Debar Mountain Wild Forest
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest
Union Falls Flow Franklin Taylor Pond Wild Forest

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