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Fishing Spots in Washington County

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Fishing Locations in Washington County by Fish Species

The tables below list the fishing waters in Washington County by fish species. Only the brook trout table offers a comprehensive list of all waters to fish for this species in the county. All other species tables only include the top fishing locations, which can be viewed graphically on the accompanying Top Fishing Waters Map.

Before going fishing, check the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide for current regulations.

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

Brook Trout Waters in Washington County
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Batten Kill Jackson / Salem Cambridge Quadrangle
Bumps Pond * Dresden Lake George Wild Forest
Clear Pond * Whitehall Whitehall Quadrangle
West Branch Black Creek 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
Top Fishing Waters for Brown Trout
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Batten Kill Greenwich / Salem / Jackson Cambridge Quadrangle
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
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
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
Top Fishing Waters for Largemouth Bass
Name of Water Name of Township Forest Preserve Unit or 15 Minute Quadrangle Name
Batten Kill (lower section) Greenwich / Easton Schuylerville Quadrangle
Cossayuna Lake Argyle Cambridge Quadrangle
Lake George Putnam / Dresden / Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest
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
Batten Kill (lower section) Greenwich / Easton Schuylerville Quadrangle
Lake George Putnam / Dresden / Fort Ann Lake George Wild Forest
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

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