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For Release: Monday, September 26, 2016

DEC Improves Access to Yellow Lake, Town of Macomb

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Region 6 recently finished work on a new fishing access site in St. Lawrence County. The Yellow Lake Fishing Access Site (FAS), is located on Hall Road in the southern region of the Town of Macomb. There is a small four vehicle gravel parking area approximately two-hundred feet from the hand launch into Yellow Lake. There is also an accessible parking spot. This site can accommodate car-top vehicles with a canoe, kayak, or small hand carry boat. It cannot accommodate trailered boats or any vessel equipped with an engine over ten horsepower.

The sport fishery in Yellow Lake consists mainly of panfish such as the Black Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Rock Bass. There are also some good opportunities for catching Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Tiger Muskellunge and Yellow Perch while fishing this picturesque North Country lake.

Through Governor Andrew Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative, an effort to improve recreational opportunities and boost tourism activities throughout the state, the state has invested $10 million in NY Works funding to infrastructure repairs at fish hatcheries and 50 new land and water access projects such as boat launches, hunting blinds, hiking trails and parking areas.

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