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Valley Falls Reservoir

Physical Features:

Elevation: 343 feet
Area: 59 acres
Shoreline Length: 3.8 miles
Length: 5 miles
Max Depth: 10 feet
County & Town: Rensselaer County, Town of Schaghticoke

Aquatic Plant Life:

Limited rooted aquatic vegetation.


Cartop launch on northeast end of lake at Buskirk covered bridge.

Fish Species:

Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Creek Chub, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch


Reports of very good bass fishing and some good panfishing.

Ice Fishing:

Possibly backwaters freeze.


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

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