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Home to great lake fishing and the St. Lawrence River and 1000 Islands region, which offers some of the most scenic places in the world to drop a line. The waterfront communities range from amusement havens to sleepy coves. The area celebrates its military and agricultural history with a series of festivals and events year round and is home to the world-famous Boldt Castle on Heart Island.

Open Water and Endless Shorelines

The 1000 Islands region of eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River offers two distinct angling opportunities. Fish the big water for trout, salmon and walleye or head into the river system for pike, bass and panfish. The protected bays are prime ice fishing spots, tributaries like the Black River offer great off-season casting opportunities and fall brings pursuit of monster musky on the big water.

Popular Sport Fish

  • Walleye
  • Coho Salmon
  • Chinook Salmon
  • Perch
  • Bass
  • Northern Pike

Popular Fishing

  • River Fishing
  • Bank Fishing
  • Charter Fishing
  • Fly Fishing


The 1000 Islands International Tourism Council provides recreation and vacation information for all of Jefferson County, NY, stretching as far south as Henderson Harbor to river communities in the north like Clayton and Alexandria Bay. Information on inland opportunities in places such as Watertown is also covered as is information on vacationing and fishing on the Canadian side of the 1000 Islands. Travel Guide link Fishing Guide link

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