Meacham Lake

Fishing Holes

Meacham Lake is a managed body of water that measures 1,185 acres and is 80 feet at its deepest point. It is stocked yearly with 2,000-3,000 splake and brown trout. It's also home to some impressive bass, pike, and perch. 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. The northern shore is home to a New York state DEC campground with a boat launch.

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

Special fishing regulations

Trout season: All year, any size with a limit of five.
Landlocked salmon season: All year, 15 inch minimum length with a limit of three


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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