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Adirondack/Lake Champlain Reports

The Adirondacks and Lake Champlain have a great diversity of fisheries: Adirondack brook trout ponds, blue ribbon trout streams and warm water lakes and rivers are all available. In order to help manage these abundant resources, the Region 5 Fisheries Unit conducts various fisheries surveys. The reports on this page will help provide a greater in depth look at the fisheries resources.

Management Plans

Strategic Plan for Lake Champlain Fisheries (2020) (PDF)
Strategic Plan for Lake Champlain Fisheries: 2021 Annual Report (PDF)

Angler Diary Reports

Great Sacandaga Lake Angler Diary Report (2010)
Lake Champlain Angler Diary Cooperator Program (2012)
Lake George Angler Diary Cooperator Summary (2011)

Atlantic Salmon Pen-Rearing Reports

The following reports are part of a five year (2021-2025) experimental Atlantic salmon pen-rearing project within the Saranac River Estuary, which is being conducted to determine if pen rearing results in greater survival and homing than conventional, direct stocking methods.

Experimental Pen-Rearing of Atlantic Salmon in Lake Champlain: 2022 Progress Report (PDF)
Experimental Pen-Rearing of Atlantic Salmon in Lake Champlain: 2021 Progress Report (PDF)

Creel Surveys

Lake Champlain Ice Fishing Creel Survey: 2021 Progress Report (PDF)
This progress report summarizes the efforts conducted as part of the Lake Champlain Ice Fishing Creel Survey Plan (PDF)

Lake and Pond Surveys

Lake Trout Fisheries Restored in Rollins Pond and Lake Kushaqua
2014 Banner Year for Lake Champlain Salmon Restoration

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