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Mickey Finn Fly Fishing
      Fly fish on the "Queen of American Lakes"

  Lake George is a beautiful Adirondack Lake. 

Thirty-two miles of cold, clear water surrounded by mountains and filled with fish. We fish in the southern basin where there are miles of sheltered shoreline, islands, shoals, and wetlands to fish and explore. 



   As a youngster I fished Lake George with my grandfather using a handline for perch and bass. We marked our favorite spots off an old tree, "the green boathouse", or the ledge on Pilot Knob.  I still have his handlines and his fly rod and still fish his favorite spots.   

   Over the years I've developed a passion for fly fishing.  Once hooked, you become immersed in it....improving your cast, tying your favorite flies, and planning your next fishing trip. 

   Whether you are an experienced angler or just beginning, I'll do my best to show you a great time on Lake George.  We might even catch some fish!


John Tarrant, at the helm of the "Mickey Finn",
has a lifetime of experience fishing on Lake George.
  • Licensed New York State Fishing Guide
  • US Coast Guard OUPV 6-Pack License
  • Certified Red Cross First Aid, Water Safety, and CPR
  • Hyde & Sweetwater Driftboat & Guide Schools



Lake George, NY
Updated Friday, March 27, 2015 3:45 AM
34°FHigh: 38°F
Low: 20°F
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 98%
Partly Cloudy
29° / 10°
Mostly Sunny
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46° / 29°
Mostly Cloudy
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Fly Fish on Lake George or the Schroon River.


Call to reserve a date - 518/423-6074 


Fishing with the Today Show
on Lake George!
Today's Meredith Vieira & Ann Curry fly fish with the Mickey Finn Team
1/2 Day Trips,  morning or late afternoon. 4 hours.  
We furnish all the fly rods, reels, line, and flies.  
  • Rods Available for your use:

Orvis 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10 weight

Floating and sinking lines

  • Dry flys
  • Wet flys
  • Streamers
  • Poppers

Our Favorite Streamer, the Mickey Finn.


Spin Casting:
If you prefer to spin cast or the wind is blowing too hard, we have all the tackle for a great trip.
The Fish:
Summer fishing for small & large mouth bass along miles of shore line, islands, and shoals in the southern basin of Lake George.
* IMPORTANT: Guest are required to obtain their own New York State fishing license prior to their trip.


 Mickey Finn Fly Fishing, LLC

  Call: (518)423-6074 or 

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