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Mongaup Falls Reservoir

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Mongaup Falls Reservoir gets stocked each spring with 1,250 Brown trout.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 935 feet
Area: 103 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.5 miles
Max Depth: 32 feet
Mean Depth: 10 feet

Access:

NYS DEC boat launch located off Forestburgh Rd.with parking for 5 cars and trailers. Open April 1 to November 30. No gas motors allowed. No ice fishing allowed (Eagle habitat).
Mongaup Falls Reservoir Contour Map PDF (194 kB)

Fish Species:

Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bullhead, Bluegill, Yellow Perch and Black Crappie

Fishing:

The brown trout found in Mongaup Falls Reservoir average 1.5 to 2 pounds. Fish are usually found along the drop offs where the old river ran through the valley. Drift over these drop offs with a minnow to catch some nice fish.

Regulations:

Statewide fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).


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