Plan Your Trip

Start planning your next St. Lawrence County fishing adventure. 


Where can I fish?

Across the St. Lawrence River Valley there are plenty of options. You can fish one body of water all day long. Or begin your day on a big river or lake and end it at a small pond or stream. If you want to fish the St. Lawrence River, there are many places to drop a line.  If you want to fish for a particular fish species, we can direct you to the best spots. For details on locations, see Places to Fish.


What kind of fish can I catch?

Take your pick -- from huge muskie or carp, to Northern pike or walleye, trophy bass, or rainbow trout.

See Fish Species for details.


Do I need a fishing license?

Yes, if you're over the age of 16. See exceptions, fees and more details here. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a list of authorized license issuing agents, which include village and town clerks, sporting goods stores, and Wal-Mart. You may also purchase licenses online or by phone


Where can I get supplies?

Looking for bait and tackle? Here's a list of places to find what you need.


Are there fishing guides and charters available?

Our local guides are experienced, knowledgeable and ready to share some of the best spots for a catch. See Guided Fishing Trips for details and contact information.


Is there year-round fishing? 

You can fish every season -- from the opening day for trout in the spring, through summer and fall for bass and muskellunge, and into winter to ice fish for Northern pike and walleye. Panfish are legal all year. 


Where to stay?

From riverfront campgrounds to in-town hotels to unique B&B's, lodging options abound in St. Lawrence County. Start your search for the perfect place to stay here.



Where to eat? 

Check out this list of everything from national restaurant chains to locally owned restaurants and diners. In season, farmers' markets are a good bet for the freshest farm-to-table foods.  And check out these unique places for amazing local products: North Country Showcase, Inc. in Massena; Pickens Hall and General Store in Heuvelton; and Clark House-Waddington Market in Waddington. 




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Contact Us

St. Lawrence County
Chamber of Commerce
101 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
Tel: (315) 386-4000
Fax: (315) 379-0134

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