Smooth Sacandaga Lake by Lakeside Tavern

May 19th, 2017

Water Temperature: 

60 Degrees at the Surface at Gordon’s Marine

Lake Level: 

The Lake was almost at Spill level last week but had dropped about 2 feet since then. It is at 768 which means it will be at a perfect level for BOATING by Memorial Day Weekend.

As far as boating you can go just about anywhere you want to go including stump ally! The traps are under water.Most of the Sandbars are underwater as well.

Deer island is a danger at the moment, so be careful there.

There is not much beach at the moment, but there are some spots on Sand Island.

All the courtesy docks are in and the water is at a nice level to enjoy them.
We are right on track for this time of year – but about 3 feet higher than last year – so keep that in mind.

This is a good time of Year to Explore! Pontoons can make it up to Kenyetto and Rout 30 at Sunset Bay. Up River you can make it almost to the second bridge crossing – which is really the town of Hope!


Walleye: are Biting!!! The shallows are good for gigging and trolling

Northerns: a few big ones have been caught but they are slower than years past.

Trout: are Biting!!1 The Lake was just stocked 3 weeks ago and there were some really bug ones this year!

Overall – Fishing is Average.

Tip of the Week:

Make sure you put your plug in your boat AND make sure your battery is charged!