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Schaghticoke Reservoir (Electric Lake)

Physical Features:

Elevation: 266 feet
Area: 147 acres
Shoreline Length: 2 miles
Length: 1.4 miles
Max Depth: 15 feet
County & Town: Rensselaer County, Town of Schaghticoke

Aquatic Plant Life:

Minimal rooted aquatic vegetation in main reservoir. Significant vegetation in shallows.


Carry on boat launch on Fishermans Lane on southwest shore.

Fish Species:

Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Spotfin Shiner, White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch


Abundant panfish population. Bass fishing is reported as being very good.

Ice Fishing:

Ice fishing is favorable on the isolated north and south basins only.


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

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