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Cannonsville Reservoir

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1,151 feet
Area: 4,703 Acres
Shoreline Length: 61.1 miles
Length: 12 miles
Max Depth: 121 feet
Mean Depth: 61 feet
County & Town: Delaware County, Towns of Tompkins and Deposit

Aquatic Plant Life:

Limited rooted aquatic vegetation.


NYC DEP Access Permit required. Numerous NYC DEP designated boat launches.Row boats only and must be registered and inspected by NYC DEP. No motors allowed. Majority of shoreline is accessible through NYC DEP land. Visit the NYC DEP website (leaves DEC website) for more access details.

Fish Species:

Alewife, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Emerald Shiner, Fallfish, Longnose Sucker, White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Margined Madtom, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Slimy Sculpin


The reservoir is most popular for its brown trout and smallmouth bass fishery. The panfishing can be decent at times. Stocked annually with approximately 6,500-7,000 brown trout 8-9" in length.

Ice Fishing:



Special Fishing Regulations Apply.

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