Meacham Lake

Fishing Holes

Meacham Lake is a managed, two story, body of water that measures 1185 acres. It is stocked yearly with 2000-3000 splake, and in 2006, brown trout. There's a maxium depth of eighty feet.

This lake is known to grow some impressive bass, pike, and even perch.

The northern shore is home to a New York State DEC campground with a boat launch. The 1 mile by two mile dimensions leave it open to prevailing winds, so be prepared. The south end is weedy and good for pike, while the eastern half, between Roaring and Winnebago Brooks, is where to look for smallmouth bass.


Splake, northern pike, smallmouth bass, brown trout, lake whitefish, brown bullhead, rainbow smelt, fallfish, yellow perch, and pumpkinseed.

There are special fishing regulations:

Trout    All year season    Any size with a limit of 5
Landlocked salmon    All year season    15" minimum length with a limit of 3


Within Meacham Lake State Campground: Route 30, 23.3 miles south of Malone. Shallow beach launch open all year. Parking for 50 cars and trailers.

There is a cartop launch at the outlet at the Route 30 bridge, 0.2 miles from the intersection of Route 458. There is unmarked access on the right.

Limited shoreline fishing from the boat launch area and within the campground. Look for bullhead, bass and trout.

Day use fees if you put in within the state campground

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