saratoga Lake: weekend qualifier

DAY 1:
WINNER: Pete Byrnes with 10.59 lbs
WINNING RIDER: Rick Holmberg with 9.62 lbs
LUNKER: Chris Weber with 2.39 lbs

DAY 2:
WINNER: Dan McGarry with 11.7 lbs
WINNING RIDER: Jay Stiklickas with 8.4 lbs
LUNKER: Dan McGarry with 2.87 lbs

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Dan McGarry clinches his 50th LIB tournament win!



Saratoga Lake

Saratoga Lake offers easy access for boats and good fishing opportunities. The majority of the lake's shoreline is privately owned, so launching a boat is the easiest way to enjoy the water. The lake offers a variety of habitats from shallow weedy zones to steep rocky zones which provide great opportunities for every angler.

Physical Features

Surface Area: 3762 acres
Mean Depth: 25 feet


NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation operates a boat launch located off route 9P. There is a fee to launch. The launch provides parking for 40 cars and trailers, overflow parking is available.


Fish found within this lake include: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead, northern pike, redbreast sunfish, rock bass, walleye, black crappie, bluegill, chain pickerel, and pumpkinseed. Saratoga Lake produces some decent size smallmouth bass, walleye, and northern pikes. Each year approximately 8,600,000 walleye are stocked in the lake. To find the northern pike, anglers should fish the edge of weed beds. However for smallmouth bass and walleye anglers should fish rocky shores. Anglers targeting panfish should use small jigs and live bait.

Time: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm both days
Type: Largemouth and smallmouth bass
Motor size: Gas motors up to 250 hp
Size limit: 12 inches
Limit: 5 fish per man

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