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Hyde Lake

Physical Features:

Elevation: 384 feet
Area: 179 acres
Shoreline Length: 2.7 miles
Max Depth: 25 feet
Mean Depth: 11.5 feet
County & Town: Jefferson County, Town of Theresa


DEC beach launch site off Route 26, 3 miles northwest of the Village of Theresa. 10 hp limit.

For more information on this launch including Google Maps driving directions, visit the Boat Launch Sites for Jefferson County page.

Fish Species:

Girl with tiger musky from Hyde Lake.
Tiger Musky from Hyde Lake

Tiger Muskellunge, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch


Tiger muskellunge provide a targeted fishery in Hyde Lake. Walleye up to 20 inches are reasonably common. Smallmouth bass up to 14 inches and largemouth up to 16 inches are taken regularly. Black crappie over legal size (9 inches) are available. As of 2012 about 4,000 walleye pond fingerlings and 400 tiger muskellunge fall fingerlings were being stocked annually.


Special regulations apply. See the Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide (PDF).

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