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Chazy Lake

Set in the valley between Lyon and Ellenburg mountains, Chazy Lake has some very nice views. The lake runs mainly north to south. It has a good fishery and is quite popular.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1541 feet
Area: 1807 acres
Shoreline Length: 11 miles
Length: ~ 3.5 miles
Maximum depth: 72 feet
Mean depth: 33 feet
Maximum Width: ~1.5 miles
Thermocline: ~ 30 feet
Town: Dannemora

Chazy Lake contour map (PDF) (219 KB)

Access:

DEC boat launch with a hard surface ramp is located off Route 374, 5 miles west of the Village of Dannemora. It has parking for 20 cars and trailers.

Fish Species:

Lake trout, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, northern pike, brown bullhead, yellow perch, rainbow smelt, and pumpkinseed.

Fishing:

The lake trout, rainbow trout and landlocked salmon fishing is concentrated in the center of the lake over the deepest water. Spoons and crankbaits in silver or silver/blue work the best. The northern pike were an illegal introduction. While not very numerous, the pike can attain large sizes.

Regulations:

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

Fisheries Management:

Chazy Lake is stocked with approximately 7,000-7,400 rainbow trout, 1,000 lake trout, and 200 landlocked salmon.

There is a very abundant yellow perch population; during the 2009 DEC fisheries survey, 476 yellow perch ranging from 6-11 inches were caught.


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