Meandering northward toward the Canadian border, the Chateaugay River is one of the great multi-species trout streams in the North Country. Brook, brown and rainbow trout are all present in this river, and healthy populations of wild fish are available.
The Chateaugay River is dammed along the way to form Upper and Lower Chateaugay Lakes, and most of the best fishing is from Forge Dam (below Lower Chateaugay Lake) to the Canadian Border. Expect lots of 12- to 14-inch fish, and don’t be too shocked if you tangle with something bigger. Although rare, Browns over 6 pounds are not outside the realm of possibility here.