Fishing

This is stream and river country -- which means trout!

North Country fishing is legendary. Clear fast streams, rocky shorelines, and plenty of tricky hiding spots.

Malone is perfectly placed in a network of water that is stocked with trout each year. That means conditions are just right for holdovers.

Wondering where to cast your line?

The Salmon River flows right through Malone's downtown, and there is a recently established catch and release section north of town. Chasm Falls has plenty of deep pools and pocket water, while the Whippleville section has conditions just right for wading in. Look for browns and rainbows.

The Chateaugay and Marble Rivers offer access via the Brainardsville Bridge, near the Post Office. It is stocked with brown, rainbow, and brook trout, with wild brown trout populations giving them added vigor, and wiliness.

Osgood Pond and Osgood River add bass and northern pike into the mix, along with bullhead.

Deer River also has a reservoir, Deer River Flow, for a fine mix of pumpkinseed, largemouth & smallmouth bass, northern pike, and bullhead.

Clear Pond offers a very deep southeastern section for some good-sized lake trout and salmon. The small bays have excellent panfish prospects.

Meacham Lake has a state campground with boat launch and is surrounded by state land. Good-sized smallmouth bass, northern pike, and yellow perch.

Up for a bit of good competition?

Don't miss the Hendrickson Hatch Tournament! This Catch and Release Buddy Tournament is always the first weekend of June.

If your dreams are about trout and reeling in 'the big one,' let us help those dreams come true. Find a guide who knows the waters. 

Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 30 in Paul Smiths follow Route 30 north and take an immediate... Read More
Directions to Access Points: Follow Route 30 south out of Malone and turn right on Route 458 to follow it west toward Santa Clara.... Read More
The eagle nests throughout the area means good fishing. Watch for blowdowns and low bridges that can block a larger boat and need to be... Read More
Directions: Follow Route 30 south out of Malone, toward Santa Clara, and turn right on Route 458. Follow Route 458 for 1.3 miles and... Read More
Jones Pond is a popular spot for all season fishing, with easy access from the state campground. Directions to Access Points: From the... Read More
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 458 and Route 30 north of Paul Smiths follow Route 30 south. Continue to... Read More
This 408-acre reservoir is only thirteen miles from Malone and is stocked with brown trout. Once on the river, head north to reach the flow... Read More
The Chateaugay and Marble Rivers are centered on the town of Chateaugay, east of Malone. There is stocking of brown, rainbow, and brook... Read More
Directions to Access Points: Follow Route 30 out of Malone and drive south to Route 458 which will be on the right. Follow Route 458 West... Read More
This is the "little" one of the St. Regis River chain, but that still leaves two hundred and sixty acres to explore. Average depth of 16... Read More
This lively stretch of the St Regis River is a designated stretch of public fishing rights which is stocked with brown and rainbow trout.... Read More
Part of the St. Regis River chain, and its largest body of water, this popular spot has plenty of nooks and crannies for the crafty angler... Read More
Directions to Access Points: Follow Route 30 south out of Malone and turn right on Route 458 to follow it west toward Santa Clara.... Read More
This fishing spot is accessible to people of all abilities. Parking lot, car top launch, and a sturdy platform over a small pool. Read More
Park near the street and follow a broad trail to a sandy section of the Salmon River. Many rapids and complex banks. Sign: "Chasm Falls... Read More
The Salmon River is stocked each year with brown and rainbow trout.   There are six designated fishing areas along its length, which is a... Read More
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 458 and Route 30 north of Paul Smiths follow Route 30 north. Continue about 6.... Read More
Eleven miles of flatwater (with some rapids) but mostly quiet stretches flowing through wild forest. Excellent for canoe-based float... Read More
This remote lake has a good reputation for the many species and the relative lack of attention it gets. Shhhhh... Over 300 acres with... Read More
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 458 and Route 30 north of Paul Smiths follow Route 30 south. Continue to Slush... Read More
Directions: From the intersection of Route 458 and Route 30 north of Paul Smiths, follow Route 30 south. Continue to Mountain Pond Road on... Read More
Meacham Lake is a managed, two story, body of water that measures 1185 acres. It is stocked yearly with 2000-3000 splake, and in 2006,... Read More
Also known as Boy Scout Clear Pond, this 81 acre, barely developed pond is fringed by woods and marsh. Average depth is 28 feet, with a... Read More
A lovely part of the St. Regis River chain, which also includes Upper St. Regis Lake and Spitfire Lake. It covers 350 acres, with an... Read More
The Malone campus of NCCC is housed in the former Ballard Mill, on the east side of town. The old dam for the mill is still in place. There... Read More
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 30 in Paul Smiths follow Route 30 north and take an immediate... Read More
Reclaimed in 1997, this 73-acre pond is home to the brook trout, a wild population that is augmented by stocks by the New York State... Read More
Unlike the usual naming structure, Little Long Lake is not anywhere near Long Lake. While this is a remote spot and requires lugging in a (... Read More
Little Black Pond
1339 County Route 60 Onchiota New York 12989
(518) 891-1990