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New Albion Lake

New Albion Lake is a man-made lake located in northwest Cattaraugus County. The lake was built in 1982 for flood control as a part of the Conewango Creek Watershed Protection District by impounding Conewango Creek. The shoreline is undeveloped and consists of fields and scrub with some wooded areas.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,360 feet
Area: 45 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.1 miles
Max Depth: 16 feet
Mean Depth: 6 feet
County & Town: Cattaraugus County, Town of New Albion


Fishing access is unlimited with shoreline fishing allowed around the entire lake. There is a DEC hand launch for cartop boats and canoes on the northeast shoreline, off Mosher Hollow Road. Parking available for 30 cars.

For more information on this launch including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Cattaraugus County page.

Fish Species:

Brown trout, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, white crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, brown bullhead.


Trout: New Albion Lake is stocked every spring with yearling brook trout and brown trout and with two-year-old brown trout. Surplus hatchery breeders are stocked in the fall in most years. The trout fishery is a put and take fishery, as there is little holdover of trout. Ice fishing for trout is permitted as there is no closed season on New Albion Lake.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth bass are abundant with good growth rates. There are good numbers of bass in the 12-15 inch size range. Fish habitat is found in the form of extensive weed beds mainly around the inlet, and along both shores. Bass anglers find success with spinner baits, surface plugs, plastic worms, crank baits as well as live crayfish or worms.

Panfish: Pumpkinseed and white crappie are the most abundant panfish with fair numbers of yellow perch, bluegill and brown bullhead. Kids will be kept busy with a bobber and worms, but do not expect large fish of any of these species.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is permitted on New Albion Lake.


Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

Electric motors only.

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