Lake Clear is a popular year-round attraction for Adirondack locals who like to cool off with a swim, sit on the warm beach, or pull some lunkers from its namesake waters. In winter, the fish are still there but the crowds are gone, making Lake Clear a great destination for ice fishing.
- Northern Pike
- Brown Trout
- Yellow Perch
- Land-locked Salmon
Water Type / Fishing Access
- Ownership is public & private
Logistics / Directions
- Located in Harrietstown
- Public parking and access is available at the state beach site on Route 30, or where the outlet crosses Route 30.
A split in ownership between public and private shore means that ice fishermen may be on the ice with tourists or people who live right on the lake year-round. Lake Clear is one of the more iconic of Adirondack lakes, and offers excellent fishing even in winter. And because there's no boat launch, fisheries face little pressure in the summer months, meaning there's some monsters lurking under the ice just waiting to be caught!
Always follow New York state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.