mens hands holding fishing pole while fishing at one of the best fishing spots near malta, ny

If you’re new to the area and looking for something fun to do outdoors during the summer, fishing is a great activity! There are many local ponds, creeks, and lakes that are known for good fishing. Whether you are looking for trout, largemouth bass, or just a small sunfish, there plenty of spots to drop a line and hopefully get a catch. Before casting away make sure to read the fishing laws for NYS and meet any guidelines they require. Once you have your license and your fishing gear for beginners, here are some of the best fishing spots near Malta, NY to check out.

  • Saratoga Lake is known for great Walleye fishing.
  • The DEC stocks approximately 8,600,000 walleyes annually into the lake.
  • Other fish species you may find in Saratoga Lake include Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pickerel, Pumpkinseed.
  • There is a free public boat launch off route 9P and several marinas for docking boats. 
  • Saratoga Lake is 4.5 miles long and it connects to the Kayaderosseras Creek.
  • Each year the DEC, Town of Milton, and Saratoga County stock the creek with brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout. 
  • Kayaderosseras is named as a creek, but it is actually the largest river in Saratoga County.
  • Within the creek there are four sections for fishing in South Corinth, Porter Corners, Rock City Falls, Milton Center- Ballston Spa.
  • Moreau Lake State Park has easy access for small boats. 
  • The lake is known for Largemouth Bass and Rainbow Trout.
  • It also has other species including Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Chain Pickerel, and Pumpkinseed.
  • The northern end of the lake is best for Largemouth Bass and Chain Pickerel because it is shallow water and weedy.
  • Great Sacandaga Lake is filled with many different fish species including Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Northern Pike, Walleye, Redbreast Sunfish, Rock Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Channel Catfish, Common Carp, and Black Crappie. 
  • The Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation also stocks new rainbow trout and walleye each year.
  • There are four boat launches for public access including Northville Boat Launch, Town of Day Boat Launch, Northhampton Beach Campground and Day Use Area Boat Launch, and the Broadalbin Boat Launch.