Fish Species

St. Lawrence is truly a county for ALL anglers.  Every freshwater species available in New York State can be found in waters here, and the destination possibilities are extremely diverse.

Available species include muskellunge, tiger muskies, northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, carp, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, splake, landlocked salmon, chinook salmon, catfish, yellow perch, black crappie, rock bass, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, white bass, fallfish, suckers, gar pike, freshwater drum, bowfins, and more.  Destinations vary from village waterfronts where youngsters bobber fish for yellow perch to wilderness ponds where flyfishers make precise presentations to wild brook trout.


Sampling of 25 Possibilities

  • Tossing a plastic worm for trophy largemouth bass at Black Lake
  • Trolling deep shoals for monster muskellunge on the St. Lawrence River
  • Hiking into the Five Ponds Wilderness Area in search of wild brook trout
  • Casting minnow plugs for bronzebacks at Cranberry Lake
  • Jigging for walleyes on a Raquette River Reservoir
  • Catching world class carp from the banks of the St. Lawrence River and Black Lake
  • Trolling flies on a sinking line for Star Lake’s landlocked salmon
  • Drifting a Lake Clear Wabbler and worm for rainbows at Trout Lake
  • Fishing live minnows for Sylvia Lake’s large lake trout
  • Shore fishing with worms for spring bullheads in a St. Lawrence River bay
  • Setting baits for large channel catfish in the Oswegatchie River
  • Ice fishing for big pike at Chippewa Bay
  • Wading heavy pocket water for brown trout on the St. Regis River
  • Fly fishing for brook trout on the catch-and-release section of the West Branch
  • Canoeing to the headwaters of the Oswegatchie for wild brook trout
  • Catching a limit of black crappies at Black Lake
  • Surface fishing for Adirondack largemouth bass at Lows Lake
  • Throwing plastics for largemouths at the catch-and-release Tooley Pond
  • Fly fishing for muskies on the Grasse River
  • Floating down the Oswegatchie River in search of walleyes
  • Casting for stocked browns at Plumb Brook
  • Setting tip-ups for trout and salmon at Lake Ozonia
  • Baitfishing St. Lawrence River bays for limits of spring perch
  • Tossing spinnerbaits for tiger muskies at Horseshoe Lake
  • Fly fishing for rainbows on the year-round-angling section of St. Regis River

 Setting baits for world-class carp along the banks of the St. Lawrence RiverSetting baits for world-class carp along the banks of the St. Lawrence River


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Canton, NY 13617
Tel: (315) 386-4000
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