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, 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.

Deer River also has a reservoir, Deer River Flow, for a fine mix of pumpkinseed, largemouth and 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. 

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Camping This 1,203 acre lake offers some of the best family-friendly camping in Franklin County. The campground is located in a very... Read More
Paddling From Osgood Pond to Meacham Lake the river narrows, develops patches of water lilies and pickerel weed, and the banks get close,... Read More
Fishing The Salmon River is stocked each year with brown and rainbow trout.   There are six designated fishing areas along its length,... Read More
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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
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Fishing Meacham Lake is a managed body of water that measures 1,185 acres and is 80 feet at its deepest point. It is stocked yearly with 2... Read More
Eleven miles of flatwater with some rapids, but it's mostly quiet stretches flowing through wild forest. Excellent for canoe-based float... 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
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
Fishing This is the "little" one of the St. Regis River chain, which includes Upper and Lower Saint Regis Lakes. That still leaves two... Read More
Fishing The largest body of water of the St. Regis River chain, which includes Spitfire Lake and Lower St. Regis Lake. This popular spot... Read More
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Fishing 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... Read More
Fishing and Ice Fishing Telling fish tales about Indian Lake is an old pastime in the area, as seen in this vintage photograph. There are... 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
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 30 in Paul Smiths, turn right to follow Route 30 north, then take... 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 Barnum... 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 458 and Route 30 north of Paul Smiths, follow Route 30 north. Continue for... 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
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