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Iroquois Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 370 feet
Area: 7.2 acres
Shoreline Length: 0.6 miles
Length: 0.18 miles
Max Depth: 8 feet
Mean Depth: 4.3 feet
County & Town: Schenectady County, City of Schenectady

Aquatic Plant Life:

Significant rooted aquatic vegetation.


Schenectady's Central Park off of Iroquois Way and Monument Hill Road.

Fish Species:

Goldfish, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Brown Bullhead, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch


Iroquois Lake is a shallow weedy lake that is full of small (3 to 5 inch) sunfish that can provide constant fishing action for youths. If you are good at fishing bass lures around weeds, there are some nice bass that can be caught. There are also some large carp that can provide a lengthy battle at the end of your line. Make sure you use heavy line because of the dense weeds if you decide to target carp.


Statewide regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide (PDF).

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