Raquette Lake is in the central Adirondacks with Blue Mountain lake to the east. Many bays, coves,and points provide a variety of structures to hold its abundant game fish. It has 99 miles of shoresline, the most of any natural lake in the Adirondacks.
There are two full-service marianas located on NYS Route 28. Burkes Marine and Birds Marina. Golden Beach campsite has 205 campsites and provides a cartop boat launch, a large swimming area and sandy beach.
With 5263 acres of water, there is ample opportunity for fishing. Popular fishing species are lake trout, brook trout, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass Lake trout are found in the deeper waters of the northern end while bass predominate in the southern part.
Lake trout are plentiful and the DEC sets its nets each fall to obtain eggs to propagate and stock the rest of the Adirondack lakes. There is a 21 inch limit for lakers and ice fishing is permitted. Brook trout are found along may points of island or shoreline or in the inlet streams.
Smallmouth bass can be found along the shoreline or ends of island here rocky structure extends into deeper water. Largemouth bass are usually found in the shallower water of South Bay or Eldon Lake.
Lake trout are commonly caught in the deeper waters of Sucker Brook Bay or Outlet Bay. The most popular methods are slowly trolling with flutter spoons on downringers or with lead core line.
Raquette Lake is a beautiful undeveloped area and a great place to fish!