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Schoharie Reservoir

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,131 feet
Area: 1,112 acres
Shoreline Length: 14.8 miles
Length: 4 miles
Max Depth: 120 feet
Mean Depth: 56 feet
Town: Gilboa, Conesville

Aquatic Plant Life:

Minimal rooted aquatic vegetation.


Numerous NYC DEP designated boat launches. Majority of shoreline is accessible through NYC DEP land.

Fish Species:

Alewife, Cisco, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Common Shiner, Spottail Shiner, Spotfin Shiner, Bluntnose Minnow, Rudd, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, White Perch, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Walleye


Schoharie Reservoir is most popular for its walleye fishing, but don't overlook the trout and abundant panfish population that can provide some good action. The reservoir is stocked annually with approximately 1,500 - 2,000 brown trout 8-9" in length and 20,000 walleye 1-2" in length.

Ice Fishing:



Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website)

NYC DEP permit required. See "Links Leaving DEC website" at right. Row boats only and must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. No motors allowed.