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Higley Falls Reservoir

Physical Features:

Elevation: 883 feet
Area: 693 acres
Shoreline Length: 15.7 miles
Max Depth: 32 feet
Mean Depth: 11.5 feet
Town: Colton

Access:

OPRHP concrete ramp site in Higley Flow State Park, 2 miles west from Route 56, on Cold Brook Drive, South Colton; 15 miles south from Potsdam.

Fish Species:

Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead

Fishing:

Higley Falls Reservoir, also known as Higley Flow, boasts a number of top predator species for anglers to target. In general predators are found at relatively low densities. Bass, both largemouth and smallmouth, can be caught in the 20" range. Smallmouth should be targeted in the deeper water near the dam whereas largemouth are more evenly distributed around the lake. Walleye are spotty but will normally be more numerous at the upstream end of the impoundment. Northern pike although not trophy quality do attain lengths upwards of 36" which is respectable for a Raquette River impoundment. Panfish are numerous but tend to be on the small side.

Regulations:

Special Angling Regulations apply.


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