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DeRuyter Reservoir

Madison County, NY
Madison County, NY
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DeRuyter Reservoir is a highly developed lake located on the border of Madison and Onondaga counties near the Town of DeRuyter. It is one of the numerous area reservoirs that was built to supply water to the Erie Canal.
Abundant vegetation on the shallower south end and also along most of the shoreline out to about 12 feet of water.
557 acres
LAKE SIZE
55 feet
MAX DEPTH
6.2 miles
SHORELINE
1300 feet
ELEVATION
ACCESS
Fee access boat launch at DeRuyter Lake General Store, 37 South Lake Road. For more information on this launch site contact the DeRuyter Lake General Store at 315-852-9678 or view their website which can be found using a search engine.
FISH TO CATCH
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brown Bullhead
Largemouth Bass
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
Yellow Perch
Chain Pickerel
Pumpkinseed
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in DeRuyter Reservoir.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Walleye can often be tricky to locate and catch in the lake. Trolling can help to cover water when looking for walleye. For information on this technique please view Fishing for Walleye. Largemouth bass are abundant with fish in the 14 to 15-inch range being very abundant. With the numerous chain pickerel in the lake, using a wire leader is advised if fishing around vegetation. The reservoir is also a popular ice fishing location for walleye, chain pickerel and panfish.
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: DeRuyter Reservoir
HISTORY AND STATUS OF FISHERY
DeRuyter Reservoir was stocked annually by the Department with approximately 1.1-2.8 million walleye fry, until 2013. Beginning in 2013 the DeRuyter Reservoir Association began stocking walleye fingerlings, see below.

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