This is a New York State DEC campground. The fishing from the lake front sites in Eighth Lake Campground has always been good, and there's even a small boat launch where one could troll for lake trout. This spot allows access to both Seventh and Eighth lakes. There's also a nice, short fishing dock that extends into Seventh Lake, where fishing in the evenings is better. 

Location: From Downtown Inlet, drive 5 miles to the Eighth Lake State Campground on the left. A day use or camping fee will be required.

Jessup River on Jessup River Road

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue on Route 30 for 5.25 miles past the access for Mason Lake and locate the Jessup River Road on the right. Follow Jessup River Roar for just over 3.5 miles to the bridge over the river.

Shoreline Fishing

The river in this area is quite shallow and easy to walk and wade so it makes for excellent shore fishing and fly fishing. The river bottom is mainly sand making for a great place to work yourself well up and down stream of the roadside. Look for deep pools where the trout like to hang out.

Boat access

No boat access

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon

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.

Blue Mountain Lake | Fishing

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 follow Route 28 toward Raquette Lake. Continue for 0.25 miles to the public beach on the right for canoe/kayak launch. For motorboat launching you will need to use the local marina a bit further up Route 28 (fees may apply).

Shoreline Fishing:

Limited to near town beach area or off the Castle Rock Trail on the north side. On the north side would require a hike of around 1-mile to a limited access corridor. Shore fishing is not the best of options.

Boat access:

Car-top boat access near the town beach is the only access point to launch a canoe or kayak. To launch a motor boat there is a private marina but fees will be required to launch. Fishing from a boat is really the only good option. Smallmouth bass seems to be the best fish for the waters and are most abundant around the islands. If you are I search of rainbow trout you will need to be near the out by Eagle Lake or near the inlets of the small streams and brooks where the water is cooler.

Fish Species Types:

Lake Trout, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon

Special Regulations:

Much of the shore is private property, please respect.

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

Jessup River at Route 30

Waterbody

Jessup River 

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Speculator. Continue on Route 30 past the Lewey Lake Campground and the Mason Lake access point on the right. About 1.4 miles past the Mason Lake access point you will cross the Jessup River.

Shoreline Fishing

The river is quite shallow and easy to walk and wade so it makes for excellent shore fishing and fly fishing.

Boat access

This river is a bit shallow in areas but it is still a good spot to put in a canoe or kayak to head up stream or down. This is an excellent spot to put in to access the south end of Indian Lake.

Fish Species Types

Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon

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.

Seventh Lake

Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 follow Route 28 through Raquette Lake and locate the state boat launch on the right.

Shoreline Fishing:

Along 7th Lake there are a ton of primitive campsites where you can practice shore fishing. You also have options along Route 28 and at the and around the state boat launch site. The water is quite shallow in the area of the boat launch so you can get out much further as needed.

Boat access:

This is the best form of fishing for 7th Lake. Use the concrete state boat launch to access with canoe, kayak, or motor boat. Locate Goff Island on the southern end of the lake and you should have decent luck with trout and salmon. Trolling for salmon and lake trout is also a good practice.

Fish Species Types:

Lake Trout, landlocked salmon, brown trout, bull head, rainbow trout

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.

Lake Eaton

Directions to Access Points

From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 28N in Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue out of town for about a mile to the state campground on the left, access is within the campground. A day use fee will be required.

Shoreline Fishing

There is a ton of shoreline fishing which open until ice in. A day use fee will be required even for walk-ins if you want to fish from within the campground. However there is a trail that accesses the lake from the Owl's Head Mountain Trail or along a snowmobile trail off Route 30 that will give you shoreline fishing at different spots along most of the western shore of the lake, it will just be required that you do some hiking to access that part of the lake.

Boat access

The only motorboat access is from the state campground and that is only while the campground is open for the season, otherwise the gate will be closed. Fish the deep portions of the lake and fish deep for good smallmouth bass. The eastern shallows of a small bay near Beacher Park are a great location for rainbow trout.

Fish Species Types

Lake trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout

Special Regulations

A day-use fee will be required for Lake Eaton when the campground is open. Motorboat access will only be available when the campground is operating for the season.

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."