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Taylor Pond

Located in southwestern Clinton County. This body of water is more of a lake than a pond and has a tendency to become very rough due to prevailing winds.

Physical characteristics:

Elevation: 139 feet
Area: 856 acres
Maximum depth: 95 feet
Maximum Width: 0.7 miles
Length: 3.1 miles
Thermocline: ~20-30 feet
Taylor Pond contour map (PDF) (221 KB)


Access is located within the DEC maintained Taylor Pond Campground, off Silver Lake Road, 9 miles northwest of the Town of Ausable Forks. The boat launch is a beach launch. There is a day use fee applied during open camping season, but the launch is open year round. Parking for 20 cars and trailers.

General Fishing Information:

Species present are lake trout, landlocked salmon, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, and rainbow smelt. The pond has good landlocked salmon and lake trout fishing. Lakers can exceed 10 pounds, but average 2 pounds.

Fishing Regulations:

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

Ice fishing is not permitted.

Fisheries management:

Taylor Pond is stocked with approximately 1200 lake trout, 600 Landlocked salmon and receives 50-75 surplus brood stock from Adirondack fish hatchery after spawning season is done with.

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