1000 Islands

From Cape Vincent where Lake Ontario pours into the St. Lawrence River to Chippewa Bay, more than 1,000 islands dot the landscape, making for some of the most diversified fishing in New York.

Lunker smallmouth bass and tasty walleyes can be found in the mid-summer in deep water and along St. Lawrence Seaway channel drop-offs. The many protected bays and coves offer ample pan fishing for perch, bluegills, crappie and others that can be enjoyed by anglers of all skill levels.

Public launches and docks line most bays due to the region’s popularity as a vacation destination. Wily northern pike are popular pursuit throughout the spring and summer and though the ice during winter. Late fall brings some of the most successful musky action anywhere, where specialized guides can take you on “musky hunts” for these modern day monsters. The 1000 Islands area also has thousands of rooms, campsites and cottages for anglers to stay.

View the virtual 1000 Islands Fishing & Hunting Guide online or request a free copy be mailed.