No 1000 Islands tradition runs deeper than fishing and pleasure boating. For more than a century, visitors have ventured onto these crystal-clear waters in search of prized sportfish or a private afternoon cruise. The region has more than 100 boat launches available to anglers who like to trailer their own boats to this region. Marinas offer ramps, bait and tackle, and fuel for successful outings.
From the eastern shore of Lake Ontario to the meandering flows of the St. Lawrence River, few fisheries offer the variety and beauty of fishing than those along this international waterway.
Avid and novice anglers have enjoyed 1000 Islands fishing on the St. Lawrence River on their own or with a guide for decades. Lake Ontario and its eastern shore boast the standing New York state records for Chinook, coho and Atlantic salmon.
Just a short drive from these major water bodies lays a secondary river system that includes the 18 Indian River Lakes. The Black River and Sandy Creek are famous for spawning salmon and steelhead in the fall.
Search below for marinas or pick a community to see all the places that can help get you on the water.
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