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Reclaimed Trout Ponds in the Eastern Adirondacks

Updated on April 14, 2010

Reclaimed ponds can provide excellent angling for trout in a beautiful mountain setting. The following tips are useful.

  • Trout fishing in ponds is best when water temperatures are cool. Mid-April to mid-June and mid-September to the close of trout season are productive times.
  • The ponds listed here have public access, but private land is present on some. Please respect the landowners' rights.
  • Due to introductions of fishes, including bait fish, trout fishing has declined in many of the earlier reclamations on this list. Introduced species compete with trout for food and prey on young trout. Therefore, the use of fish as bait is illegal in most reclaimed ponds. Consult the section: "Special Regulations by County" in the regulations guide for waters and areas where the use and possession of fish as bait is illegal.
Reclaimed trout ponds in Essex County
Name of
Water
Town Quad Map Acres Year Last
Reclaimed
Species
Present *
Barnes Pond Minerva Schroon Lake 9 2003 ST
Bass Lake North Hudson Paradox Lake 39 1994 ST, RT
Bear Pond Ticonderoga Paradox Lake 12 1979 ST
Big Cherrypatch
Pond
North Elba Lake Placid 13 1962 ST
Bloody Pond Crown Point Paradox Lake 5 1992 ST
Burge Pond Schroon Paradox Lake 8 1995 ST
Challis Pond North Hudson Paradox Lake 16 1992 ST
Chapel Pond Keene Elizabethtown 19 1975 ST
Coldspring Pond North Elba Lake Placid 5 1955 ST
Connery Pond North Elba Lake Placid 76 1955 BT, SPL
Courtney Pond North Hudson Elizabethtown 6 1982 ST
Crab Pond Schroon Paradox Lake 32 1995 ST
Giant Washbowl Keene Elizabethtown 2 2004 ST
Goose Pond Schroon Paradox Lake 64 1961 ST, RT,
SPL
Grizzle Ocean Ticonderoga Paradox Lake 23 1953 ST
Gull Pond Schroon Paradox Lake 14 1994 ST
Hatch Pond North Hudson Paradox Lake 12 1952 ST
Horseshoe Pond Schroon Paradox Lake 4 1995 ST
Howard Pond North Hudson Elizabethtown 12 1992 ST
Huntley Pond Minerva Newcomb 38 1951 ST
Little Rock Pond Ticonderoga Paradox Lake 7 2001 ST
Long Pond North Elba Lake Placid 15 1955 ST
Lost Pond Ticonderoga Paradox Lake 28 1954 ST, BT,
RT
Moose Mountain
Pond
North Hudson Paradox Lake 38 1995 ST
Oliver Pond Schroon Schroon Lake 42 1968 BT
Owen Pond North Elba Lake Placid 19 1952 BT
Oxshoe Pond Schroon Paradox Lake 19 1996 ST
Rock Pond Ticonderoga Paradox Lake 56 2001 ST
Round Pond Keene Elizabethtown 17 2005 ST
Shingletree Pond North Hudson Elizabethtown 3 1979 ST
Springhill Pond Ticonderoga Paradox Lake 7 1959 ST, RT
Triangle Pond North Hudson Elizabethtown 5 1995 ST
Twin Pond Keene Elizabethtown 4 2005 ST
(Upper) Twin Pond North Hudson Elizabethtown 7 1997 ST
(Lower) Twin Pond North Hudson Elizabethtown 8 1997 ST

* Species Key:
BT - Brown trout, RT - Rainbow trout, ST - Brook trout, SPL - Splake (Brook trout x lake trout hybrid)

Reclaimed trout ponds in Franklin County
Name of
Water
Town Quad Map Acres Year Last
Reclaimed
Species
Present *
Barnum Pond Brighton Saint Regis 94 1973 ST
Bear Pond Harrietstown Saint Regis 54 1958 ST
Bessie Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 17 1990 ST
Black Pond Brighton Saint Regis 72 1997 ST
Black Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 22 1952 ST, RT
Bone Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 11 1966 ST
Clamshell Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 35 1954 ST
Drain Pond Bellmont Loon Lake 8 1955 ST
East Pine Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 64 1980 ST
Echo Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 16 1998 ST
Embody Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 3 1958 ST
Fish Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 116 1954 ST, LT
Grass Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 20 1966 ST
Green Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 60 1956 BT, SPL
Green Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 20 1968 ST
Hope Pond Franklin Loon Lake 23 2000 ST
Horseshoe Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 85 1990 ST, RT
Lake Colby Harrietstown Saranac Lake 285 1967 BT, LLS, RT
Ledge Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 42 2009 ST
Little Ampersand
Pond
Harrietstown Saranac Lake 13 1954 ST
Little Fish Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 26 1954 ST, LT
Little Hope Pond Franklin Loon Lake 7 2000 ST
Little Long Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 82 1961 ST, RT,
SPL
Little Polliwog
Pond
Santa Clara Saint Regis 16 1990 ST
Long Pond Brighton Saint Regis 14 1997 ST
Lost Pond Brighton Saint Regis 6 1969 ST
Lydia Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 19 1990 ST
Meadow Pond Harrietstown Saint Regis 15 1995 ST
Monday Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 6 1954 ST
Mountain Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 12 1991 ST
Mountain Pond Brighton Saint Regis 56 1997 ST
Mud Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 10 1954 ST
Nellie Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 13 1990 ST
North Otter Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 2 1952 ST
Ochre Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 23 1954 ST
Owl Pond Harrietstown Saranac Lake 15 1967 ST
Palmer Pond Harrietstown Long Lake 16 2000 ST
Panther Pond Harrietstown Long Lake 12 1999 ST
Pitchfork Pond Tupper Lake Saint Regis 35 1954 BT
Polliwog Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 209 1973 BT
Rat Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 28 1966 BT
Rock Pond Harrietstown Long Lake 27 1951 ST
Saint Germain
Pond
Harrietstown Saint Regis 11 1955 ST
Saint Regis Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 390 1953 ST, LT, SPL
Slush Pond Brighton Saint Regis 17 1974 ST
South Otter Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 8 1952 ST
Sunday Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 10 1964 ST
Track Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 5 1990 ST
Tuesday Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 5 1953 ST
12th Tee Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 5 1956 ST
West Pine Pond Tupper Lake Saint Regis 63 1975 ST, KOK, LT
Whey Pond Santa Clara Saint Regis 107 1989 ST, RT

* Species Key:
BT - Brown trout, KOK - Kokanee, LLS - Landlocked Atlantic salmon, LT - Lake trout, RT - Rainbow trout, ST - Brook trout, SPL - Splake (Brook trout x lake trout hybrid)

Reclaimed trout ponds in Fulton County
Name of Water Town Quad Map Acres Year Last
Reclaimed
Species
Present *
Indian Lake Caroga Gloversville 12 1969 ST
Otter Lake Caroga Gloversville 45 1959 ST
Third Lake Stratford Lassellsville 55 1957 ST

* Species Key:
ST - Brook trout

Reclaimed trout ponds in Hamilton County
Name of
Water
Town Quad Map Acres Year Last
Reclaimed
Species
Present *
Ackerman Pond Wells Indian Lake 4 1967 BT
Beaver Lake Morehouse W. Canada Lake 135 1966 BT
Bennett Lake Hope Harrisburg 37 1954 ST
Bug Lake Inlet Raquette Lake 79 1974 ST, KOK,
LT
Bullhead Pond Indian Lake Newcomb 20 1991 ST, RT
Christian Lake Arietta Piseco Lake 13 1967 ST
Clear Pond Indian Lake 13th Lake 18 2007 ST
Crotched Pond Indian Lake Indian Lake 63 1958 ST
Eagles Nest
Lake
Inlet Raquette Lake 12 1974 ST
Icehouse Pond Inlet W. Canada Lake 7 1999 ST
Jockeybush
Lake
Arietta Piseco Lake 42 1951 ST
John Mack
Pond
Indian Lake Indian Lake 26 1968 ST
John Pond Indian Lake 13th Lake 20 1968 ST
Limekiln Lake Inlet, Ohio Old Forge 461 1961 BT, SPL
Long Pond Wells,
Indian Lake
Indian Lake 35 1967 ST
Lost Ponds Inlet W. Canada Lake 16 1965 ST
Lower Sargent
Pond
Arietta Raquette Lake 129 1971 ST
Middle Lake Hope Harrisburg 31 1954 BT
Mitchell Ponds Inlet W. Canada Lake 38 1966 BT, KOK,
SPL
Murphy Lake Hope Harrisburg 31 1954 ST
Owl Pond Wells Indian Lake 64 1967 ST
Owls Head
Pond
Long Lake Raquette Lake 15 1998 ST
Park Lake Long Lake Blue Mountain 33 1974 ST
Ross Pond Indian Lake Newcomb 22 1968 ST
Slim Pond Arietta Raquette Lake 8 1969 ST
South Pond Wells 13th Lake 8 1967 ST
Sprague Pond Indian Lake Blue Mountain 59 1971 BT

* Species Key:
BT - Brown trout, KOK - Kokanee, LT - Lake trout, RT - Rainbow trout, ST - Brook trout, SPL - Splake (Brook trout x lake trout hybrid)

Reclaimed trout ponds in Warren County
Name of
Water
Town Quad Map Acres Year Last
Reclaimed
Species
Present *
Crab Pond Horicon Paradox Lake 11 1994 ST
Crane Mountain
Pond
Johnsburg North Creek 14 1998 ST
Gay Pond Warrensburg Lake Luzerne 5 1983 ST
Hour Pond Johnsburg 13th Lake 34 1970 ST
Jabe Pond Hague Bolton Landing 150 1976 ST
Kibby Pond Johnsburg 13th Lake 41 1987 ST
Little Jabe Pond Hague Bolton Landing 8 1976 ST
Little Joe Pond Thurman 13th Lake 7 1996 ST
Lixard Pond Thurman 13th Lake 25 1973 ST
Long Pond Horicon Bolton Landing 32 1969 ST
Palmer Pond Chester North Creek 29 1989 ST, RT
Peaked Mountain
Pond
Johnsburg 13th Lake 20 1970 ST
Puffer Pond Johnsburg 13th Lake 41 1998 ST
13th Lake Johnsburg 13th Lake 327 1972

ST, BT,
LLS, RT

Viele Pond Warrensburg Lake Luzerne 26 1984 ST

* Species Key:
BT - Brown trout, LLS - Landlocked Atlantic salmon, RT - Rainbow trout, ST - Brook trout

Reclaimed trout ponds in Washington County
Name of Water Town Quad Map Acres Year Last
Reclaimed
Species
Present *
Bumps Pond Dresden Bolton Landing 6 1994 ST
Dead Lake Jackson Cambridge 10 1973 ST, RT
Fishbrook Pond Dresden Bolton Landing 34 1995 ST, RT

* Species Key:
RT - Rainbow trout, ST - Brook trout