Adirondack Sport Fishing
By Norm St.Pierre
Norm's Bait & Tackle
Here at the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains the
town of Crown Point is nestled among many small brooks and remote
mountain ponds teeming with native fish as well as stocked trout.
Lake Champlain, the “Great Lake” of the Adirondacks,
has Lake Trout, Salmon, Bass, Pan Fish and over 80 other species
of fish with many excellent launch facilities.
In the early spring of the year start by the Lake Champlain Bridge
area and point your boat north heading for the deeper and cooler
part of the lake. Lake trout and salmon are a sure bet. You will
not want to miss what mid-May and June hold in store for the adventurous
fisherman ! South of the Lake Champlain Bridge the water is not
as deep and has many favorite hide outs for walleye, pike panfish,
catfish and a teeming abundance of both small & large mouth
bass ! As mid June approaches you will hear many fishermen telling
about last years "Big One" that got away. Lake Champlain
is now a mecca for bass tournament competition from local right
on up to national levels.
You may wish to explore inland fishing. Some of the best trout
fishing around can be found in and around Putnam Creek. From the
mouth on Lake Champlain head west up the creek and do not pass up
a quiet pool or a fast moving rapid. Let your line drift around
the rocks or near that sunken log. Follow the creek as it winds
though the town of Crown Point and brings you to the County Fish
Hatchery. The hatchery stocks our area streams with some of the
best trout to be had. The County Hatchery has a Trophy Trout Program
releasing some exceptional Brookies and Rainbows.
For those of you that prefer to combine back woods beauty and
nature’s serenity our area has plenty of that for the determined
fisherman. How do the following names wet your appetite for adventure
and exploration: Lost Pond, Grizzly Ocean, and Clear Pond. These
ponds can be found off Putnam Pond which is located just off route
74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake. These are but a few of
the wilderness ponds that can surprise you with some unforgettable
If you are wondering how to find out more about the local fishing
and where the best spots might be, stop by Norm of Norm's Bait &
Tackle on the Bridge Road in Crown Point. Norm can help you make
the best choices for your fishing adventure. Quit Wishin’
... Go Fishin’ !!