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Lake Flavia

Lake Flavia is a 225 acre man-made lake at the Country Side Gravel Inc.'s operation located just off Route 62, near South Dayton, in western Cattaraugus County. Under a cooperative agreement with Country Side Gravel Inc., a portion of the lake is open to the public for shore fishing.

Anglers can fish over 7000 feet of the lake's shoreline, which is adjacent to an improved angler parking area. The entire area is maintained by Country Side Gravel Inc.; however NYSDEC has provided a roadside sign to help anglers find the area. Because the back side of the lake is still actively being mined, boats of any kind are prohibited on the lake and ice fishing is NOT allowed. As owner of the lake, Country Side Gravel Inc. has posted fishing regulations on the lake that are more restrictive than the statewide fishing regulations. These special regulations are clearly posted at the parking area. Please respect Country Side Gravel Inc.'s wishes and follow these regulations. This water is open to the public through the courtesy of Country Side Gravel Inc. and the cooperative agreement can be cancelled by them at any time. Please treat the property with respect and follow all posted regulations or everyone could lose the privilege of fishing here. Please clean up after yourself and others!

Naturally reproducing fish species in the lake include northern pike, largemouth bass, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead and common carp. Occasionally Conewango Creek overflows into the lake, allowing fish to enter in that manner. In addition, the NYSDEC stocks Lake Flavia each spring with approximately 2,000 brook trout yearlings (between 8-9 inches long).


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