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, the fish that live in the stream for over a year beyond their original stocking.
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.
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.