With 44 lakes, including one of the largest in New York State, Fulton County
offers outstanding fishing opportunities year round.
The largest lake, the “Great Sacandaga Lake,” is 29 miles long and 6 miles wide. There are fishing tournaments in every season, the largest being the annual Walleye Challenge on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Held the last Saturday in January, this ice fishing tournament welcomes 1,750 fishing enthusiasts.
The United States’ record for northern pike was caught in the Great Sacandaga, measuring 52½” long and weighing 46 lbs. 2 oz!
Whether you’re looking for a large or small lake, stream, pond or lake tributary, you can find it all here. Our waters are home to brook trout, rainbow trout and brown trout, small mouth and large mouth bass, walleye, northern pike, splake, chain pickerel and many other species.