Trophy Fishing Less than 2 Hours from Montreal

Both Quebec and Ontario have their fair share of prime fishing spots, including the St. Lawrence River and Lake St. Pierre, but for truly legendary fishing near Montreal, experienced anglers recommend crossing the U.S. border into New York’s Adirondack Park.

The Adirondack’s crystal-clear lakes and ponds, fast streams and rivers, rocky shorelines and fish-favorite hiding spots make for a sport fishing paradise. In addition, many of the waterways in the area are stocked regularly with brown and brook trout.

Adirondack Fishing Spots near Montreal

The Adirondack Park is a 6-million-acre expanse, but you don’t have to travel far to find world-class fishing. Just over the border from Montreal, in Franklin County, there are numerous rivers, lakes and ponds known for trophy catches.

Salmon River

Six designated fishing areas can be found along the Salmon River, which flows through the town of Malone NY. The Chasm Falls area has plenty of deep pools and pocket water, while the Whippleville section is ideal for wading. The river is stocked annually with both brown trout and rainbow trout, and catch and release fishing is permitted all year with artificial lures.

Chateaugay & Marble Rivers

The Chateaugay and Marble Rivers can be accessed from the towns of Chateaugay and Brainardsville, and are both stocked with brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout, in addition to wild browns and brookies. There are four sections of public fishing access along the riverbanks, including one section of the Marble River near the Canadian border.

Osgood Pond & Osgood River

Located in the town of Brighton, Osgood Pond offers 500 acres of hungry northern pike and largemouth bass. Explore the weeds with a small boat and trolling motor for some productive bass fishing or head to the Osgood River for brook trout. Bullheads and panfish are also prevalent here, and the pond is heralded for its lively ice fishing.

Meacham Lake

This 1,185-acre lake offers several good fishing spots. The weedy, southern end is known for “big bruiser” pike, while the eastern side is a prime location for smallmouth bass. Other species include lake whitefish, brown bullhead, rainbow smelt, fallfish, pumpkinseed and yellow perch, as well as an annual stock of splake and brown trout.

Other prime fishing spots in the region include Deer River, Clear Pond, the Saint Regis Lake and Saint Regis River, Rainbow Lake, Jones Pond and Long Pond.

Adirondack Fishing Land for Sale Near Montreal

Love fishing, but wish you lived closer? Adirondack Mountain Land has several plots of fishing land for sale in the heart of angler country, perfect for building a fishing cabin or lakefront vacation home. Located in Twin Ponds Preserve, these multi-acre home sites are centered around a private 500-acre, stream-fed pond with cold, clear waters and a unique floating bog that provides the ideal habitat for trophy-sized trout of 14 inches and up.

Twin Ponds Preserve is less than two hours from Montreal and close enough to visit whenever the fish are biting. View our lakefront property listings, or contact us for additional information.