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Fishing in the Saratoga and Rome area

Looking for fun ways to get outside and enjoy the sun? Celebrate National Fishing Day right in your own backyard! The Saratoga and Rome areas have plenty of stunning spots to go fishing. We want to help you, our tenants, find the best spots to drop a line! Read below for a list of places near you!

Saratoga Area

Kayaderosseras Creek

Looking for trout? The DEC annually fills the creek with brown trout for round-the-clock fishing, and the Town of Milton stocks the northern part with rainbow and brook trout. Despite its name, Kayadrosseras is the largest river in Saratoga County, and flows through 4 areas– South Corinth, Porters Corners, Rock City Falls, and Milton Center/Ballston Spa.

Moreau Lake

The 4,531-acre Moreau Lake State Park has more to offer than just fishing. It’s fun for the whole family, with hiking trails, recreation opportunities, and boating. The park also provides easy access for small boats, and most of the lake is accessible from the state parkland. Moreau Lake is a perfect spot to find largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass, as well as, yellow perch, brown bullhead, chain pickerel, and pumpkinseed. Plus, the Northern part of the lake has shallow, weedy spots that are perfect for finding largemouth bass!

Sacandaga Lake

Great Sacandaga Lake is a bit of a drive from Saratoga Springs, but it’s worth the trip. It’s filled with a multitude of fish for a full-day fishing adventure. The Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation, DEC, and Saratoga County keep the lake full of rainbow trout yearly. Along with large- and smallmouth bass, you’ll find yellow perch, brown bullhead, brown and rainbow trout, and more! You’re guaranteed a variety of different catches. There are also four boat launches off Sacandaga Lake: the Northville Boat Launch, the Town of Day Boat Launch, the Northampton Beach Campground and Day Use Area launch in Mayfield, and the Broadalbin Boat Launch site.

Corinth Reservoir

Check out the Corinth Reservoir Recreation Area, where you’ll find rainbows trout in the ponds and upper reservoir! The reservoir offers more than just fishing. Visitors also enjoy Redmond’s Overlook, a 3.6-mile loop trail. Feel free to bring a furry companion, too, as this spot is leash dog-friendly!

Geyser Brook

Geyser Brook has everything you need for a day out, including bank fishing, fly fishing, trails, and picnic areas. Additionally, the brook is family-friendly and wheelchair accessible! The most popular fishes caught at the brook are the brown trout, brook trout, large and smallmouth bass, fallfish, creek chub, and chinook salmon.

Rome Area

Erie Canal

This man-made channel is fun for everyone! With picnic areas, trails, boat ramps and bank and fly fishing, it’s perfect for a relaxing day with friends and family. Also most caught species include small and largemouth bass, walleye, chain pickerel, yellow perch, rock bass, and northern pike.

Cazenovia Lake

Home to 15-inch largemouth bass, this place is prime for fishing. There is a hand launch and a 75-yard carry-down, so bring a buddy and treats and enjoy a peaceful day on the water catching your favorite fish. The lake also offers bank fishing, and the site is wheelchair accessible!

Lake Moraine

Lake Moraine is a great way to start of your fishing season! Bullhead fishing is ideal this time of year in the lake. It’s also known for having chain pickerel measuring up to 24 inches! With great angling opportunities, the lake offers boat ramps, piers and docks, walking trails, and more!

Delta Reservoir

At Delta Lake State Park, you can enjoy trails, picnic areas, boat launches, and shoreline fishing. Make a long weekend of it and bring a tent, trailer, or RV to fish at one of its campsites. Wanna cool off? The park also has a beach! Plus, with a two-pet maximum you can bring your fluffy friends!

Oneida Lake

Oneida Lake, located 10 miles north of Syracuse, is famous for its walleye and yellow perch fish. In the spring, you’ll find the walleye in shallow water before they move to deeper waters in the summer. The lake is also excellent for bass fishing and it holds BASSMASTER and FLW fishing tournaments every year. When looking for bass, the smallmouth bass like to hang out in the shoals, while the largemouth bass can be found in the larger bays and anywhere with good vegetation.

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