Fishing in Lewis County

Fish the fourty-five plus steams, rivers, ponds and lakes in the region.

With the abundance and variety of fish in the waters of Lewis County, the tough decision an avid fisherman needs to make is deciding where to throw a line. The lakes, ponds rivers and streams in the region provide some of the best fishing opportunities in the north country for trout, bass, pike, perch, bullhead and many other varieties. From the novice to expert, young or old, everyone can find that special spot where the fish are biting. The fishing chart to the right is a partial listing of Lewis County fishing waters. Please refer to the NYS Fishing Regulation Guide for restrictions on lakes and backwater ponds not included in this list.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Dadville District Office, RD 3 Box 23A
Lowville NY 13367 • 315.376.3521

Alder Creek - trout
Beaver Lake - yellow perch, chain pickerel
Beaver River - trout, bullhead, northern pike, walleye
Belford Pond - yellow perch
Black Creek - trout
Black River - trout, black bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, bullhead
Brantingham Lake
Bullhead Pond
Chases Lake - yellow perch, pickerel
Clear Pond - trout, landlocked salmon
Cleveland Lake - trout
Crystal Lake - trout
Deer River - smallmouth bass
Deer River, west branch trout
Effley Falls Pond - smallmouth - bass, trout
Elmer Falls Reservoir - yellow perch
Evies Pond west - trout
Fifth Creek Pond - yellow perch
Fifth Creek, east branch - trout
Francis Lake
Green Pond - trout
High Falls - smallmouth bass, trout
Indian River - trout
Indian River Lake - walleye, yellow perch
Lake Bonaparte - yellow perch, trout, large & smallmouth bass, bullhead, northern pike, walleye
Little Otter Lake - trout
Long Lake - trout
Long Pond - kokanee salmon, red salmon
Mad River - trout
Moose River - trout, smallmouth bass, white fish, bullhead
Moshier Hydo - smallmouth bass, trout
Mud Pond - trout
Oswegatchie River - trout
Otter Creek - trout
Payne Lake - trout
Pine Lake - trout
Pitcher Pond - trout
Point Pock Creek - trout
Quarry Pond - trout
Rock Pond - trout
Rome Reservoir - trout
Sand Pond - yellow perch
Soft Maple Hydro - smallmouth bass, trout, tiger muskellunge
Soft Maple Reservoir
South Creek - trout
Stony Lake
Taylorville Reservoir - yellow perch, walleye
Trout Pond - trout
Whetstone Creek - trout
Whetstone Marsh Pond - tiger muskellunge

Fishing access enhances is available along the rivers, with brook, brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, tiger muskies, chain pickerel and walleyes found in different reaches of the Black, Beaver and Oswegatchie (West Branch) Rivers. Fishing is popular in Lake Bonaparte too, since trophy bass, pike and brown trout are often caught in these waters.

Helpful Links
General Guidelines
Special Fishing Regulations
DEC List of
Boat Launch Sites
Trout Fishing
Fishing and Canoeing the Black River

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