Fishing License Info – Fishing Information

Fishing is not just a popular recreational sport in the Adirondacks, but a wonderful pass time for families, friends and children to enjoy. However, before you venture off, please be sure to purchase a New York State fishing license. Tourists and residents in the Lake George Region may purchase fishing licenses at all municipal, town, or village offices, as well as bait and tackle shops. Below, find info on these bait & tackle shops, as well as additional Lake George fishing information on local charter fishing licensed guides, and fishing articles written by professional and experienced anglers.

Fishing License Fees

NYS Residents (Must Show Proof):
1-day:  $5.00
7-day:  $12.00
Annual:  $25.00
Senior Citizens 70+ annual:  $5.00
Military Members/ Veterans:  click here
Military Veterans with Disability:  click here

Non – NYS Residents:
1-day:  $10.00
7-day:  $28.00
Annual:  $50.00

For more information on New York State Fishing Licenses, visit: www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html


Free Fishing Weekend – June 27 – 28, 2015 – No License Required!


* Please Note:  Changes to NYS Fishing Licenses & other Sporting Licenses became effective as of February 1, 2014. Many of these changes included reduced license fees. For more information on Fishing & Sporting License reduced fees, visit www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6097.html


Locations to Purchase Fishing Licenses & Fishing Supplies/ Equipment

The following are reputable local bait and tackle shops that not only can provide you with a fishing license, but can also help you with fishing supplies/equipment, answers, and advice.

Ann’s Bait & Tackle Shop

Norowal Road,
Bolton Landing
(518) 644-9989

Beach Road Bait & Tackle

2239 S. Canada Street (Route 9)
Lake George (across from The Tiki)
(518) 668-4040

FISH307.com Fishing Tackle Superstore

6 State Route 149,
Lake George (behind the Log Jam Restaurant)
1-800-FISH-307


Charter Fishing

If you would like to go fishing on Lake George, “The Queen of American Lakes,” with an experienced licensed guide, than please click here to find a list of fully qualified charter fishing captains who will make your fishing experience a memorable one.


Ice Fishing

Please visit our Ice Fishing page for basic ice fishing tips, and important links to more ice fishing information – including a list of ice fishing waters & ice fishing regulations in New York State.


Fishing Articles

Enjoy reading several different articles on Lake George fishing written by experience and professional anglers (see directly below under “Related Pages”).