Fishing is great on the Three Lakes. Our annual fishing reports are found in each newsletter. You can also find maps of the bottom contours of our lakes on the maps page. Visit our fish page to see the fish species that live in our lakes.
The anglers of the Three Lakes have formed an electronic “fish net”: contact Joe Tansey to join.
You can also help us keep track of what’s happening in the lakes by filling out a creel study. Here’s the form: Creel Study. Please return the information to John Lemke or send it to the Three Lakes Council at PO Box 241, South Salem.
Fishing Regulations. Fishing is regulated by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. See the the NYSDEC fishing page for the current freshwater fishing guide.
License Required. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 or older and can be obtained from the Lewisboro Town Clerk. See the NYSDEC Fishing Site for more information.
|Bass (largemouth, smallmouth)||6/21–11/30||12 inches||
|Trout (brook, brown rainbow trout)||4/1 – 10/15||Any size||
|Pickerel||5/3 – 3/15||15 inches||5|
|Crappie||All year||9 inches||
|Perch / Sunfish||All year||Any size||
|Carp / suckers||All year||Any size||
Anglers, please remember that you can help prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic plant and animal species by following these guidelines:
- Remove all mud and aquatic plants from all gear, boats and motors. Check, clean, and dry.
- Do not transport fish from one body of water to another.
- Do not release unused bait into a body of water.
- Do not dispose of fish carcasses or by-products in any body of water.
We’ve stocked fish over the years. Here’s the stocking history that we have found to date:
There’s a gap in data, but we also know that in 1973, Union Carbide stocked 2100 salmonids in Waccabuc, of which 1500 were rainbow trout, 300 brown trout, and 300 brook trout.
Watch for fish stocking announcements, usually in May or June. Participants are welcome, and it’s a kid-friendly activity.