Osgood River

Fishing Holes

The eagle nests throughout the area mean good fishing. Watch for blowdowns and low bridges that can block a larger boat and need to be carried around. The turnoff for Baker Pond is very faint. While exploring, look for the gap in the esker.

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 30 in Paul Smiths, follow Route 86 toward Saranac Lake and take a left onto White Pine Road. State access boat launch will be up on the left. 

Shoreline Fishing:

Shoreline fishing is what you make of it here. If you can access some areas where the weeds persist you could catch a few bass. Cartop boat access is the best. 

Boat Access:

Cartop boats work best here, but a small boat with a trolling motor would be easy enough to launch. Explore the weeds for some productive bass fishing, or head up the Osgood River for more decent fishing. You can get up the river about 3 miles — this is especially good if you're looking for trout, which seem to be more at home the further you go. Trout fishing the pond itself is not productive. The pond is not overly deep, but trolling for northern pike is a popular fishing technique used here. 

Fish Species:

Northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bullhead, panfish, brook trout

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