Eagle Lake

Fishing

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle Lake and cross over the bridge separating the two portions of the lake. In roughly 0.25 miles there is a launch on the left. 

Easy access and known for brown trout! Stocked by Essex County Fish Hatchery.

Size: 420 acres.

Mean depth: 19 feet 

Species: smallmouth bass, northern pike, brown bullhead, pickerel, pumpkinseed, brown trout, largemouth bass, black crappie, rock bass, yellow perch, lake whitefish.

Beach present with a launch site on Route 74, a mile west of the hamlet of Eagle Lake. Motor boats welcome. Parking for six cars and trailers.

Shoreline Fishing:

There is a decent amount of shoreline fishing on this lake. The long shores near the launch area, on the eastern end near the campsite, and from near the bridge on Route 74. Much of the remaining shore is private property. Fish for bass at the launch area near the lily pads. Panfish and perch can be caught jsy about anywhere from shore. 

Boat access:

The only public boat access is from Route 74 on the southwestern bay. The best boat fishing is in the main body of water and around the islands or in the bays especially if you are search of bass. Trolling is the best method for northern pike and the northern shore is the spot. Cast a night crawler into the shallows if you wish to have a good time with perch, and some of the perch are quite substantial in size. 

Fish Species Types:

Smallmouth bass, northern pike, panfish, bullhead, brown trout, perch, crappie

Special Regulations:

Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office. 

Also please refer to the state regulations and preventative measures in reagrds to Aquatic Invasive Species, boat wash facilities, and the new state law of “Clean, Drain, and Dry.” 

Paddling

How to Get There

From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle Lake and cross over the bridge separating the two portions of the lake. In roughly 0.25 mile there is a launch on the left. 

Overview

You will launch into the western portion of the lake which is a very attractive section to explore. The lily pads and aquatic wildflowers are amazing. You can access the eastern portion of the lake by paddling under Route 74. Loons are very common on this lake and as you will see they are studied and highly protected. There are a few islands on the lake, but unfortunately they are all private as well as much of the shoreline. The far end of the lake will access you to an attractive wetland and a lean-to if you so choose to use. 

Type of Launch

Sand and rock

Type of Carry

~100 feet

Type of Water

We sheltered, calm, typically just small motors

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