Rainbow trout, lake trout, and land-locked salmon are stocked in Eighth Lake, but rainbows seem the most popular among anglers. Trolling with smelt imitations works best on both rainbows and salmon. There are some big lake trout here that evade all but the most skilled fisherwoman or man.
Small boats may be launched from the public campsite on Route 28, 5 miles west of Raquette Lake. Look for the yellow-on-brown sign.