Grab your hook, line, and sinker

Tupper Lake is perhaps one of the best places for fishing. We are fortunate to have Big Tupper Lake — unique in that it is one of the very few lakes with two rivers flowing into it. At the southernmost tip of Big Tupper Lake, the Bog River cascades into the lake via Bog River Falls. At the northern end of the 9-mile lake, the majestic Raquette River flows from the east under the Moody Bridge and into Raquette Pond via a channel. The lake alone boasts over 28 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of over 100 feet.

Other great fishing holes can be found on Simon Pond, along the Raquette River, and in Raquette Pond, which all have water connections to Big Tupper Lake. In addition, other popular spots to cast a line can be found at Piercefield Flow, Horseshoe Pond, Pitchfork Pond, and Little Wolf Pond, just to name a few. After all, we are nestled in the Adirondack Lakes Region, so the fishing options are only limited by your imagination. 

A fishing boat holding two fishermen and a dog traverses the waters of Big Tupper Lake
A man wearing a flannel shirt casts a fishing pole left-handed into the waters of Big Tupper Lake
Close up shot of fishing poles resting against the wooden floor of a boat
A man's hand holds a bass above the waters of an Adirondack lake with rolling green mountains in the background
A view of the wake of a boat in the waters of an Adirondack lake

Boats, bobbers, or bibs

Fishing in this part of the Adirondacks can be so much more than just casting your line from the shore or a fishing boat. In the warmer months, the abundance of lakes and rivers in the area provide plenty of opportunities to try your hand at kayak fishing or fly fishing. When the water is frozen over in winter, ice fishing takes center stage and shanties pop up across the ice in impressive numbers. Tupper Lake is also home to the annual Northern Challenge Fishing Tournament, where over a thousand hard-water anglers from across the country compete on Simon Pond for tens of thousands of dollars of cash and prizes.

Cast away

For the best tips and fishing expertise, we invite you to contact one of our local Adirondack fishing guides.

 

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Dawn Patrol

Tupper Lake locals Taylor Roberge and Josh Pickering wake up an hour earlier to live an hour more. Join Josh and Taylor on their morning fishing trip. “Going out in the morning to go fishing is beautiful because the Adirondack sunrise is really hard to beat. It's so peaceful; it's just you, the lake, and wildlife. It creates a great day!” says Josh. Come along with them as they try to reel in the big one on the calm morning waters of Simon Pond.

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3 Fishing Holes, 3 Different Species

Check out these 3 fishing holes, and fish for 3 different species. Tupper Lake, Little Tupper, and Stony Creek Ponds all offer something different to the anglers throughout the spring and summer fishing season.

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Accessible Fun Outdoors in Tupper Lake

In the spirit of celebrating accessibility and welcoming all ages and abilities, we invite you to Tupper Lake, NY, where there are tons of outdoor accessible activities around town.

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A REEL Good Morning

Tupper Lake locals, Taylor Roberge and Josh Pickering, wake up an hour earlier to live an hour more. How do they spend their mornings? Fishing on Tupper Lake and enjoying the moment.

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Big Tupper Lake is one of the best kept secret fishing holes in the Adirondacks. In fact, accounts state that fishery biologists believe that the state-record walleye lives in the lake!
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Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
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Just a few miles south of Tupper Lake, you will find a "must visit" location during your Adirondack Vacation!
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The Piercefield Flow is a section of the Raquette River that has been flooded due to a hydroelectric dam. Not that this is a bad thing, it makes for some outstanding flatwater paddling and fishing (so don’t forget the pole).
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Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette River. This rather large body of water is a very mellow paddle, and if it were not for the dam you wouldn't know it was a manmade feature. From the launch you can...
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Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
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The Piercefield Flow is a section of the Raquette River that has been flooded due to a hydroelectric dam. Not that this is a bad thing, it makes for some outstanding flatwater paddling and fishing (so don’t forget the pole).
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Little Tupper Lake is a local favorite, a beautiful spot for fishing, camping, paddling, and more.
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A unique heritage strain of wild brook trout are found in Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond. These waters provide wilderness fishing experiences since no motors are allowed. Both are NO KILL waters where special regulations call for artificial lures only.
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Little Tupper Lake is a local favorite, a beautiful spot for fishing, camping, paddling, and more.
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Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
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This lake can be paddled all day and not see all it has to offer. Several narrow bays can give you shelter as well as scenic venues for birding and relaxing.
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Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
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Situated just south of the village of Tupper Lake, its shallow depth and weedy flats on the western side, accompanied by deeper, open water bays on the eastern side offers up a variety of great fishing holes.
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Just a few miles south of Tupper Lake, you will find a "must visit" location during your Adirondack Vacation!
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The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding, and camping available, it is difficult to leave until everything has been explored.
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A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.
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Carry Falls is the first of many reservoirs created by Brookfield Power on the Raquette River. This rather large body of water is a very mellow paddle, and if it were not for the dam you wouldn't know it was a manmade feature. From the launch you can...
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If pond fishing is your preference, Little Wolf Pond in Tupper Lake is a great option.
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The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding, and camping available, it is difficult to leave until everything has been explored.
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Directions to Access Points From the intersection of Route 30 and 3 in Tupper Lake, follow Route 30 toward Long Lake. Continue for about 9 miles and turn right on Route 421 (Horseshoe Lake Road). Follow that for roughly 4 miles to the trailhead on the...
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Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect launch locations to choose from, each one gives access to a different part of the lake.
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Big Tupper Lake is one of the best kept secret fishing holes in the Adirondacks. In fact, accounts state that fishery biologists believe that the state-record walleye lives in the lake!
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Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect launch locations to choose from, each one gives access to a different part of the lake.
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This area is open for fishing and paddling from September 1 through June 14 each year.
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A unique heritage strain of wild brook trout are found in Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond. These waters provide wilderness fishing experiences since no motors are allowed. Both are NO KILL waters where special regulations call for artificial lures only.
28704
Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further north. The pond itself is often used as an access point to get to Tupper Lake for extended paddling. The pond is rather large and motorboats are allowed.
3269
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect launch locations to choose from, each one gives access to a different part of the lake.
4284
A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.
28180
A unique heritage strain of wild brook trout are found in Little Tupper Lake and Rock Pond. These waters provide wilderness fishing experiences since no motors are allowed. Both are NO KILL waters where special regulations call for artificial lures only.
28704
Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect launch locations to choose from, each one gives access to a different part of the lake.
4284
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further north. The pond itself is often used as an access point to get to Tupper Lake for extended paddling. The pond is rather large and motorboats are allowed.
3269
Situated just south of the village of Tupper Lake, its shallow depth and weedy flats on the western side, accompanied by deeper, open water bays on the eastern side offers up a variety of great fishing holes.
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Situated just south of the village of Tupper Lake, its shallow depth and weedy flats on the western side, accompanied by deeper, open water bays on the eastern side offers up a variety of great fishing holes.
4250
Just a few miles south of Tupper Lake, you will find a "must visit" location during your Adirondack Vacation!
4266
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
If pond fishing is your preference, Little Wolf Pond in Tupper Lake is a great option.
4287
Little Tupper Lake is a local favorite, a beautiful spot for fishing, camping, paddling, and more.
4748
A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.
28180
This lake can be paddled all day and not see all it has to offer. Several narrow bays can give you shelter as well as scenic venues for birding and relaxing.
4371
Just a few miles south of Tupper Lake, you will find a "must visit" location during your Adirondack Vacation!
4266
The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding, and camping available, it is difficult to leave until everything has been explored.
29144
Horseshoe Lake is located in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest. There are three perfect launch locations to choose from, each one gives access to a different part of the lake.
4284
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further north. The pond itself is often used as an access point to get to Tupper Lake for extended paddling. The pond is rather large and motorboats are allowed.
3269
The only way to explore Round Lake is by water. With paddling, birding, and camping available, it is difficult to leave until everything has been explored.
29144
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
The Piercefield Flow is a section of the Raquette River that has been flooded due to a hydroelectric dam. Not that this is a bad thing, it makes for some outstanding flatwater paddling and fishing (so don’t forget the pole).
3268
A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.
28180
The majestic 146-mile long Raquette River is one of the most popular paddling and fishing destinations in the Adirondack Park
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Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
A fully accessible wilderness area located near Tupper Lake, it has picnic areas for day trips.
28180
This area is open for fishing and paddling from September 1 through June 14 each year.
4363
Little Tupper Lake (Whitney) Headquarters is off the Sabbattis Road, the entrance road is on the left. A hand boat launch and accessible restrooms are located here. (44.0495?N, 74.5832?W) Google Map (leaves DEC website)
28826
Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further north. The pond itself is often used as an access point to get to Tupper Lake for extended paddling. The pond is rather large and motorboats are allowed.
3269
Lake Lila is located south of Tupper Lake on the way to Long Lake. Surrounded by campsites along the shores of Lake Lila, and camp sites available on Spruce Island and Buck Island, this is a great spot to take a multi-day paddle.
28897
If you're looking for a quiet pond not far from town but also in a wilderness setting, you can't beat Hoel Pond.
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If you're looking for a quiet pond not far from town but also in a wilderness setting, you can't beat Hoel Pond.
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If you're looking for a quiet pond not far from town but also in a wilderness setting, you can't beat Hoel Pond.
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