Elevation: 345 feet
Area: 150 acres
Shoreline Length: 2.9 miles
Max Depth: 15 feet
Mean Depth: 6.6 feet
DEC hard surface ramp adjacent to Theresa-Oxbow Road, 1 mile west of the Hamlet of Oxbow. 10 hp limit.
Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Tiger Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch
Payne Lake provides a notable largemouth bass fishery. Largemouth bass are abundant, and fish up to 20 inches are taken regularly. The lake also supports a targeted tiger muskellunge fishery, with fish up to 33 inches reported. Payne Lake was stocked with walleye fry or small fingerlings as of 2012. Walleye are present in the lake, but are uncommon. Northern pike and panfish provide good ice fishing.
Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website)