Upper Saranac Lake abounds in fishing opportunity. Whether you're out for a picnic with the kids and want some outdoor fun with panfish, or you're a dedicated lake trout or bass angler seeking a trophy-size specimen, the fishery in this lake can meet your needs!

“Upper Saranac Lake supports a smallmouth bass fishery that ranks among the finest in New York state! Experienced anglers catch around one smallmouth per hour, based on data collected through our volunteer, angler diary program since 2016. These rates are exceptional!"

  • Larry Nashett, Chair, USLA Environmental Committee, retired NYSDEC Natural Resources Supervisor

Let’s keep our fishery healthy!

Don't miss the Fishing album on our photo page!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has developed rules and regulations to conserve the state’s fisheries resources. It is important to obey them to sustain our fishery, and to avoid being ticketed and fined.  Besides following the general Statewide regulations, some special regulations apply to Upper Saranac Lake. Use the links below to get your fishing license and learn the regulations.

Catch of The Day!

illustrations of fish species found in Upper Saranac Lake

The Upper Saranac Lake catch of the day includes 11 different species!