Adirondack Fishing

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 man wearing a flannel shirt casts a fishing pole left-handed into the waters of Big Tupper Lake
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.

Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge - June 15, 2024

Join us for the 11th Annual Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge on Saturday, June 15th, for a day packed with excitement! Cast your line bright and early at 7:00 a.m. and embark on an exhilarating fishing adventure across Tupper Lake, Simon Pond, and Raquette Pond.

Cast away

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