Raquette Pond lies north of Tupper Lake and is a manmade lake from a dam located just a bit further north. The pond itself is often used as an access point to get to Tupper Lake for extended paddling. The pond is rather large and motorboats are allowed. There is one good access for the pond and that is located in the center of town at the town park.
How to get there: From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Piercefield. Continue for just under 1-mile to the park on the left.
Type of launch: Roadside, less than 50 feet, gravel shore
Type of water: This is a large lake with very little protection from the elements. Be aware of bad weather, whitecaps often develop early and late in the day. On windy days stay closer to shore or in the grassy areas for added protection.
Always be on the lookout for motorboats.
Directions to access points:
From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 30 in Tupper Lake follow Route 3 toward Piercefield. Just about a mile to the Waterfront Park on then left.
Shoreline fishing from this location is quite easy. The long shoreline with accessible overlooks and docks gives ample opportunity to cast a line.
This is also a boat launch area where ease off boating access with a dock is available. Fishing from a boat is the best option for fishing this widening of the Raquette River. The pond is very shallow only reaching a bit over 10 feet deep. With ample shallower areas and grassy patches this is where to find the pike and bass. By boat you can access Tupper Lake as well.
Fish Species Types:
Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike
A large portion of the shore is private property so please respect private lands.
Always Follow State fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.
Explore the grasslands between Tupper Lake and Raquette Pond for birding opportunities.