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Fishing Spots in Hamilton 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. The Hamilton County Special Fishing Regulations page provides details.
Brook Trout Waters in Hamilton County
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Ale Pond* Morehouse West Canada Lake Wilderness
Amos Lake* Arietta West Canada Lake Wilderness
Barker Pond* Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest
Bear Lake* Morehouse Blue Ridge Wilderness
Beaverdam Pond Morehouse Black River Wild Forest
Benedict Creek Inlet Moose River Plains Camping Area
Bennett Lake* Hope Wilcox Lake State Forest
Big Rock Lake* Morehouse West Canada Lake Wilderness
Black Mountain* Pond Indian Lake Hudson Gorge Primitive Area
Blue Mountain Lake Indian Lake Sargent Ponds Will Forest
Bochen Lake* Morehouse Ferris Lake Wild Forest
Brooktrout Lake Inlet West Canada Lake Wilderness
Brown Lake* Arietta Silver Lake Wilderness
Buckhorn Ponds* Wells Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Bug Lake* Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Bullhead Pond* Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest
Canary Pond* Benson Silver Lake Wilderness
Carry Pond* Lake Pleasant Buell Brook Primitive Area
Cascade Pond* Indian Lake Blue Ridge Wilderness
Cat Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Cedar Lake* Arietta West Canada Lake Wilderness
Center Pond* Indian Lake Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Christian Lake* Arietta Hammond Pond Wilderness
Chub Pond* Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wilderness
Clear Pond* Indian Lake Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Cold Stream Arietta West Canada Lake Wilderness
Cooney Lake (Lost Lake)* Arietta Silver Lake Wilderness
Cranberry Pond* Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest
Crotched Pond* Indian Lake Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Deer Pond* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Dewitt Pond* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Dunning Creek Wells Jessup River Wild Forest / Silver Lake Wilderness
Eagle Nest Lake* Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest
First Lake (Essex Chain)* ^ Indian Lake Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area
Forked Lake ^ Arietta/Long Lake Sargents Ponds Wild Forest / Forked Lake Campground
Franks Pond Arietta Ferris Lake Wild Forest
G Lake Arietta Ferris Lake Wild Forest
Grant Lake* Benson Silver Lake Wilderness
Grassy Pond* Indian Lake Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area
Hatchery Brook Lake Pleasant Pigeon Lake Wilderness
Haymarsh Pond(s)* Long Lake Cranberry Lake Quadrangle
High Pond* Long Lake Cranberry Lake Wild Forest
High Rock Pond* Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Icehouse Pond* Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Indian Lake* ^ Indian Lake Jessup River Wild Forest / Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Iron Lake* Arietta Ferris Lake Wild Forest
Jennings Park Pond* ^ Long Lake Long Lake Quadrangle
Jessup River Lake Pleasant West Canada Lake Wilderness/Jessup River Wild Forest / Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Jockeybush Lake* Arietta Ferris Lake Wild Forest
John Mack Pond* Indian Lake Siamese Ponds Wilderness
John Pond* Indian Lake Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Kings Pond* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Little Chain Pond* Morehouse Pigeon Lake Wilderness
Little Moose Pond* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Little Rock Lake* Morehouse West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Little Tupper Lake* ^ Long Lake William C. Whitney Wilderness
Long Pond* Indian Lake Blue Ridge Wilderness
Lost Ponds* Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Lower Sargent Pond* Arietta/Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
McComb Pond Wells Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Metcalf Lake* Morehouse West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Middle Sargent Pond* Arietta Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Mosquito Pond* Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Mud Lake* Arietta Jessup River Wild Forest
Mud Lake* Wells Silver Lake Wilderness
Murphy Lake* Hope Wilcox Lake Wild Forest
Northrup Lake* Morehouse West Canada Lakes Wilderness
North Upper Pine Lake* Wells Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Otter Brook Morehouse Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Little Moose Wilderness
Otter Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Owl Pond* Arietta Silver Lake Wilderness
Owlshead Pond* Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Panther Pond* Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest
Pea Pond* Morehouse West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Pillsbury Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Pine Pond* Indian Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Pine Mountain Pond* Indian Lake Hudson Gorge Primitive Area
Poor Lake* Morehouse West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Puddle Hole* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Queer Lake* Long Lake Pigeon Lake Wilderness
Raquette Lake ^ Long Lake Pigeon Lake Wilderness / Sargent Ponds Wild Forest / Tioga Point Campground /Golden Beach Campground / Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Blue Ridge Wilderness
Red Louse Lake* Arietta Hammond Pond Wild Forest
Rock Lake* Benson Silver Lake Wilderness
Rock Pond* ^ Long Lake William C. Whitney Wilderness
Ross Pond* Indian Lake Hudson Gorge Primitive Area
Round Lake* ^ Long Lake William C. Whitney Wilderness
S. Br. West Canada Creek Morehouse West Canada Lakes Wilderness/Ferris Lake Wild Forest
Sacandaga River Wells Silver Lake Wilderness / Sacandaga Campground / Wilcox Lake Wild Forest / Siamese Ponds Wilderness / Jessup River Wild Forest
Sampson Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Shallow Lake* Long Lake Pigeon Lake Wilderness
Silver Lake Benson Silver Lake Wilderness
Slim Pond* Arietta Blue Ridge Wilderness
Split Rock Lake* Morehouse West Canada Lakes Wilderness
South Pond* Wells Siamese Ponds Wilderness
South Twin Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
South Upper Pine Lake* Wells Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Spruce Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wildernes
Squaw Lake* Morehouse Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Squirrel Pond* Indian Lake Hudson Gorge Primitive Area
Stephens Pond* Indian Lake Blue Ridge Wilderness
Sumner Stream Inlet/Arietta Moose River Plains Camping Area / Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Tirrell Pond* Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest
Unknown Pond* Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest
Upper Haymarsh Ponds* Long Lake Pigeon Lake Wilderness
W. Br. Sacandaga River Wells Jessup River Wild Forest / Silver Lake Wilderness / Ferris Lake Wild Forest
West Canada Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
West Creek Lake Morehouse Hammond Pond Wild Forest
West Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Whitney Lake* Arietta West Canada Lakes Wilderness
Wilson Pond* Indian Lake Blue Ridge Wilderness
map showing towns in Hamilton County

Top Fishing Waters

The tables below list the top fishing waters in Hamilton 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.

(*) 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. The Hamilton County Special Fishing Regulations page provides details.

Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Indian Lake ^ Indian Lake Jessup River Wild Forest / Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Lake Pleasant ^ Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest
Middle Lake * ^ Hope Wilcox Lake Wild Forest
Sacandaga Lake ^ Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest / Moffit Beach Campground
Sprague Pond* Indian Lake Blue Ridge Wilderness
Stephens Pond* Indian Lake Blue Ridge Wilderness
Top Fishing Waters for Rainbow Trout
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Bullhead Pond* Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest
Eighth Lake Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Eighth Lake Campground
Lake Eaton ^ Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest / Lake Eaton Campground
Seventh Lake ^ Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Eighth Lake Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Blue Mt. Lake ^ Indian Lake Sargents Ponds Wild Forest
Eighth Lake Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Eighth Lake Campground
Indian Lake ^ Indian Lake Jessup River Wild Forest / Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Lake Eaton ^ Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest / Lake Eaton Campground
Lake Lila* ^ Long Lake Lake Lila Primitive Area
Piseco Lake ^ Arietta Poplar Point Campground / Little Sand Point Campground / Point Comfort Campground / Ferris Lake Wild Forest/Jessup River Wild Forest
Raquette Lake ^ Long Lake Tiago Point Campground / Golden Beach Campground / Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Pigeon Lake Wilderness / Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Top Fishing Waters for Splake
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Limekiln Lake ^ Inlet Limekiln Lake Campground / Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Blue Mt. Lake Indian Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Lake Eaton ^ Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest / Lake Eaton Campground
Piseco Lake^ Arietta Poplar Point Campground /Little Sand Point Campground / Point Comfort Campground / Ferris Lake Wild Forest/Jessup River Wild Forest

In Hamilton 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
Blue Mt. Lake Indian Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Eighth Lake Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Eighth Lake Campground
Forked Lake Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest / Forked Lake Campground
Indian Lake ^ Indian Lake Jessup River Wild Forest / Siamese Ponds Wilderness
Lake Eaton Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest / Lake Eaton Campground
Lake Lila * Long Lake Lake Lila Primitive Area
Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest
Long Lake Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest/High Peaks Wilderness / Blue Mountain Wild Forest / Long Lake State Boat Launch
Piseco Lake Arietta Poplar Point Campground / Little Sand Point Campground / Point Comfort Campground / Ferris Lake Wild Forest/Jessup River Wild Forest
Raquette Lake Long Lake Tiago Point Campground / Golden Beach Campground / Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Pigeon Lake Wilderness / Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Round Pond * Long Lake High Peaks Wilderness
Sacandaga Lake Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest / Moffitt Beach Campground
Seventh Lake Inlet Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Eighth Lake Campground
Spy Lake Arietta Silver Lake Wilderness
Utowana Lake Indian Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest

Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass

Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Forked Lake Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest / Forked Lake Campground
Little Tupper Lake * Long Lake William C. Whitney Wilderness
Lake Durant Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest / Blue Ridge Wilderness / Lake Durant Campground
Long Lake Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest/High Peaks Wilderness / Blue Mountain Wild Forest / Long Lake State Boat Launch
Lower Browns Tract Pond Inlet/ Long Lake Brown Tract Pond Campground
Mason Lake Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest
Oxbow Lake Lake Pleasant/Arietta Jessup River Wild Forest
Raquette Lake Long Lake Tiago Point Campground / Golden Beach Campground / Moose River Plains Wild Forest / Pigeon Lake Wilderness / Sargent Ponds Wild Forest
Round Lake * Long Lake High Peaks Wilderness
Utowana Lake Indian Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest

Top Fishing Waters for Tiger Muskellunge

Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Durant Indian Lake Blue Mountain Wild Forest / Blue Ridge Wilderness / Lake Durant Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Fourth Lake Inlet Fourth Lake Boat Launch
Long Lake Long Lake Sargent Ponds Wild Forest/High Peaks Wilderness / Blue Mountain Wild Forest / Long Lake State Boat Launch
Top Fishing Waters for Pickerel
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Good Luck Lake^ Arietta Ferris Lake Wild Forest
Elm Lake Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Quadrangle
Lake Pleasant ^ Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest
Oxbow Lake ^ Lake Pleasant/ Arietta Jessup River Wild Forest
Piseco Lake ^ Arietta Poplar Point Campground / Little Sand Point Campground / Point Comfort Campground / Ferris Lake Wild Forest/Jessup River Wild Forest
Sacandaga Lake^ Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest / Moffitt Beach Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Walleye
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Great Sacandaga Lake ^ Benson Harrisburg Quadrangle
Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Jessup River Wild Forest

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