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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.

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.

The following rules apply unless Special Regulations note otherwise:

  • Trout Season is April 1 - October 15
  • Any Size

* - Use or possession of bait fish prohibited.

Brook Trout Waters in Washington County
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Batten Kill Jackson/Salem Cambridge
Bumps Pond * Dresden Bolton Landing
Clear Pond * Whitehall Whitehall
Coy Brook Hebron Whitehall
Dead Lake * Jackson Cambridge
Fishbrook Pond * Dresden Bolton Landing
Greenland Pond * Dresden Shelving Rock
Lapland Pond * Dresden Bolton Landing
Mount Hope Brook Fort Ann Fort Ann
Upper Black Mountain Pond * Dresden Bolton Landing
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.

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

Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Batten Kill Greenwich/ Salem/ Jackson Cambridge
Top Fishing Waters for Lake Trout
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Glens Falls/ Bolton Landing/ Whitehall/ Ticonderoga
Top Fishing Waters for Landlocked Salmon
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Glens Falls/ Bolton Landing/ Whitehall/ Ticonderoga
Top Fishing Waters for Smallmouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Glens Falls/ Bolton Landing/ Whitehall/ Ticonderoga
Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Batten Kill (lower section) Greenwich/ Easton Schuylerville
Cossayuna Lake Argyle Cambridge
Lake George Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Glens Falls/ Bolton Landing/ Whitehall/ Ticonderoga
Top Fishing Waters for Tiger Muskellunge
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Cossayuna Lake Argyle Cambridge
Lake Lauderdale ** Jackson Cambridge

** - No formal public access

Top Fishing Waters for Northern Pike
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Batten Kill (lower section) Greenwich/ Easton Schuylerville
Lake George Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Glens Falls/ Bolton Landing/ Whitehall/ Ticonderoga
Top Fishing Waters for Pickerel
Name of Water Name of Township 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Lake George Putnam/ Dresden/ Fort Ann Glens Falls/ Bolton Landing/ Whitehall/ Ticonderoga