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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.

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.

Brook Trout Waters in Hamilton County
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Ale Pond Morehouse Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Amos Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Barker Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Bear Lake Morehouse Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Bear Pond Arietta Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Beaverdam Pond Morehouse Ohio
Benedict Creek Inlet West Canada Lake
Bennett Lake Hope Harrisburg Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Big Rock Lake Morehouse Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Black Mountain Pond
Indian Lake
Blue Mountain
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Blue Mountain Lake Indian Lake Blue Mountain
Bochen Lake Morehouse Ohio Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Brooktrout Lake Inlet West Canada Lake
Brown Lake Arietta Gloversville Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Buckhorn Ponds Wells Thirteenth Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Bug Lake Inlet Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Bullhead Pond Indian Lake Newcomb Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Canary Pond Benson Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Carry Pond Lake Pleasant Indian Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Cascade Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Cat Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Cedar Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Center Pond Indian Lake Thirteenth Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Christian Lake Arietta Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Chub Pond Long Lake Big Moose Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Clear Pond Indian Lake Thirteenth Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Cold Stream Arietta Lake Pleasant
Cooney Lake (Lost Lake) Arietta Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Cranberry Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Crotched Pond Indian Lake Indian Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Deer Pond Arietta Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Dewitt Pond Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Dunning Brook Wells Lake Pleasant
Eagle Nest Pond Inlet Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
First Lake (Essex Chain) Indian Lake Blue Mountain Special fishing regulations apply.
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Forked Lake Arietta/Long Lake Raquette Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Franks Pond Arietta Piseco Lake
G Lake Arietta Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Grant Lake Benson Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Grassy Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Hatchery Brook Lake Pleasant Indian Lake
Haymarsh Pond(s) Long Lake Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
High Pond Long Lake Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
High Rock Pond Inlet Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Icehouse Pond Inlet West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Indian Lake Indian Lake Indian Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Iron Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Jennings Park Pond Long Lake Long Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Jessup River Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant
Jockeybush Lake Arietta Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
John Mack Pond Indian Lake Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Johns Pond Indian Lake Thirteenth Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Kings Pond Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Chain Pond Morehouse West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Moose Pond Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Rock Lake Morehouse Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Little Tupper Lake Long Lake Tupper Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Long Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lost Ponds Inlet West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lower Sargent Pond Arietta/Long Lake Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
McCombs Pond Wells Thirteenth Lake
Metcalf Lake Morehouse Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Middle Sargent Pond Arietta Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Mosquito Pond Long Lake Long Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Mud Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Mud Lake Wells Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Murphy Lake Hope Harrisburg Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Northrup Lake Morehouse West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
North Upper Pine Pond Wells Indian Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Otter Brook Morehouse West Canada Lake
Otter Lake Arietta Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Owl Pond Arietta Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Owlshead Pond Long Lake Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Panther Mountain Pond Lake Pleasant Indian Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Pea Pond Morehouse West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Pillsbury Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Pine Lake Indian Lake Newcomb Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Pine Mountain Pond Indian Lake Newcomb Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Poor Lake Morehouse West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Puddle Hole Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Queer Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Raquette Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Red Louse Lake Arietta Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Rock Lake Benson Lake Pleasant Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Rock Pond Long Lake Raquette Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Ross Pond Indian Lake Newcomb Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Round Lake Long Lake Tupper Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
S. Br. West Canada Creek Morehouse Ohio
Sacandaga River Wells Indian Lake
Sampson Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Shallow Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Silver Lake Benson Lake Pleasant
Slim Pond Arietta Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Split Rock Lake Morehouse Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
South Pond Wells Thirteenth Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
South Twin Pond Arietta Piseco Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
South Upper Pine Pond Wells Indian Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Spruce Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Squaw Lake Morehouse West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Squirrel Pond Indian Lake Newcomb Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Stephens Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Sumner Stream Inlet/Arietta West Canada Lake
Tirrell Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Unknown Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Upper Haymarsh Ponds Long Lake Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
W. Br. Sacandaga River Wells Indian Lake
West Canada Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
West Creek Lake Morehouse Piseco Lake
West Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Whitney Lake Arietta West Canada Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Wilson Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
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.

Please note that Special Regulations apply to some of the top fishing waters. These waters have links to the Hamilton County Special Regulations page.

Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Indian Lake Indian Lake Indian Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Special fishing regulations apply.
Middle Lake Hope Harrisburg Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Sacandaga Lake Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Special fishing regulations apply.
Sprague Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Stephens Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Top Fishing Waters for Rainbow Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Bullhead Pond Indian Lake Newcomb Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Eighth Lake Inlet Raquette Lake
Lake Eaton Long Lake Blue Mountain Special fishing regulations apply.
Seventh Lake Inlet Old Forge/ Raquette Lake/ West Canada Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Blue Mt. Lake Indian Lake Blue Mountain Special fishing regulations apply.
Eighth Lake Inlet Raquette Lake
Indian Lake Indian Lake Indian Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Lake Eaton Long Lake Blue Mountain Special fishing regulations apply.
Lake Lila Long Lake Tupper Lake/ Cranberry Lake/ Big Moose/ Raquette Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Piseco Lake Arietta Piseco Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Raquette Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Top Fishing Waters for Splake
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Limekiln Lake Inlet Old Forge Special fishing regulations apply.
Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Blue Mt. Lake Indian Lake Blue Mountain
Lake Eaton Long Lake Blue Mountain Special fishing regulations apply.
Piseco Lake Arietta Piseco Lake Special fishing regulations apply.

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 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Blue Mt. Lake Indian Lake Blue Mountain
Eighth Lake Inlet Raquette Lake
Forked Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake
Indian Lake Indian Lake Indian Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Lake Eaton Long Lake Blue Mountain
Lake Lila Long Lake Tupper Lake/ Cranberry Lake/ Big Moose/ Raquette Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant
Long Lake Long Lake Long Lake/Blue Mountain
Piseco Lake Arietta Piseco Lake
Raquette Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake
Round Pond Long Lake Long Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Sacandaga Lake Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant
Seventh Lake Inlet Old Forge/ Raquette Lake/ West Canada Lake
Spy Lake Arietta Piseco Lake
Utowana Lake Indian Lake Raquette Lake/ Blue Mountain

Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass

Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Forked Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake
Little Tupper Lake Long Lake Tupper Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Lake Durant Indian Lake Blue Mountain
Long Lake Long Lake Long Lake/Blue Mountain
Lower Browns Tract Pond Inlet/ Long Lake Raquette Lake
Mason Lake Lake Pleasant Indian Lake
Oxbow Lake Lake Pleasant/Arietta Lake Pleasant
Raquette Lake Long Lake Raquette Lake
Round Lake Long Lake Tupper Lake Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.
Utowana Lake Indian Lake Raquette Lake/ Blue Mountain

Top Fishing Waters for Tiger Muskellunge

Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake Durant Indian Lake Blue Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Fourth Lake Inlet Big Moose
Long Lake Long Lake Long Lake/ Blue Mountain
Top Fishing Waters for Pickerel
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Good Luck Lake Arietta Lassellsville Special fishing regulations apply.
Elm Lake Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Special fishing regulations apply.
Oxbow Lake Lake Pleasant/ Arietta Lake Pleasant Special fishing regulations apply.
Piseco Lake Arietta Piseco Lake Special fishing regulations apply.
Sacandaga Lake Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Special fishing regulations apply.
Top Fishing Waters for Walleye
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Regulations
Great Sacandaga Lake Benson Harrisburg Special fishing regulations apply.
Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant

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