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Fishing Spots in Washington 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 Washington County Special Fishing Regulations page provides details.

The following rules apply unless Special Regulations note otherwise:

  • Trout Season is April 1 - October 15
  • Any Size
Brook Trout Waters in Washington County
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Public Fishing Rights Available
Batten Kill ^ Jackson/Salem Cambridge Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (851 KB, PDF)
Bumps Pond * Dresden Lake George Wild Forest
Clear Pond * Whitehall Whitehall Quadrangle
Coy Brook Hebron Whitehall Quadrangle
Dead Lake * Jackson Cambridge Quadrangle
Fishbrook Pond * Dresden Lake George Wild Forest
Greenland Pond * Dresden Lake George Wild Forest
Lapland Pond * Dresden Lake George Wild Forest
Mount Hope Brook Fort Ann Fort Ann Quadrangle
Upper Black Mountain Pond * Dresden Lake George Wild Forest
map showing towns in Washington County

Top Fishing Waters

The tables below list the top fishing waters in Washington 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 Washington 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 Public Fishing Rights Available
Batten Kill ^ Greenwich/ Salem/ Jackson Cambridge Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (851 KB, PDF)
Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George ^ Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest / Lake George Islands Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George ^ Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest / Lake George Islands Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Smallmouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George ^ Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest / Lake George Islands Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Public Fishing Rights Available
Batten Kill ^ (lower section) Greenwich/ Easton Schuylerville Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (851 KB, PDF)
Cossayuna Lake Argyle Cambridge Quadrangle
Lake George ^ Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest / Lake George Islands Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Tiger Muskellunge
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Cossayuna Lake Argyle Cambridge Quadrangle
Lake Lauderdale (no formal public access) Jackson Cambridge Quadrangle
Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name Public Fishing Rights Available)
Batten Kill ^ (lower section) Greenwich/ Easton Schuylerville Quadrangle Public Fishing Rights Map (851 KB, PDF)
Lake George ^ Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest / Lake George Islands Campground
Top Fishing Waters for Pickerel
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George ^ Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest / Lake George Islands Campground