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Wickham Lake, NY
2016-05-23
Went out 5/20 few small bass. Kinda slow water still cold. It's gonna warm up fast should help things. Water was very murky. ... [more]

Wickham Lake, NY
2016-05-23
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Oscawana Lake, NY
2016-05-22
Carp were added to the lake in may 2016 to control plant growth. Fyi.... [more]

Nuclear Lake, NY
2016-05-21
When fishing here be prepared to be harassed & followed by the woman who lives by the entrance. She says she's Fish & Wildlife but isn't willing to produce any i.d.. If you don't show her yo... [more]

Lake Neatahwanta, NY
2016-05-16
Went fishing on Thursday 5/12, 2 pm. Caught many small fish. Yellow perch, sun fish crappie, blue gill, bullhead, and a 6 inch long silvery white fish with rosy pectoral fins that I didn't recogn... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Rondaxe fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Rondaxe water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
New York
Latitude:
43.766174
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Herkimer
Longitude:
-74.900890
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
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Surface Area (acres):
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Guest
2010-12-11
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
"Rondaxe Lake is in fact not completely surrounded by private land as resident camp-owners would like fishermen and paddlers to believe to preserve their exclusive sense, and is therefore legally accessible. Unlike waterways which are navigable in fact there is no question about the public right of navigation when the body of water is adjoined by State land. The Adirondack Mountain Club's Trails Of The West Central Region map has accurate private and State boundary lines which you won't find on geologic survey topo maps. There are two access points via State Wild Forest detailed on the map and clearly indicated by the yellow painted state boundary line at the sites. To get to the access site park near the end of the North Shore Road just a bit past the Goose Pond and Safford Lake trail head. Head in on the North side of the road and travel Northeast about one quarter to one half mile to the North bay just downstream of the river's entrance into Rondaxe. The greater majority of the shoreline of this bay is on state land. Alternately, take the Goose Pond and Safford trail and bear right at the intersection a little under a half mile in and head down the Slideoff trail. At just about a mile from the intersection the trail will run next to a kettlehole in the river. The Northeast side of that kettlehole where the trail meets it is also state land. This hike is a bit further but is an easy walk being relatively flat. The kettle hole is also an excellent place to camp making for a great spot to come back to cook up your brookies and bass and enjoy a relaxing Adirondack evening under beautiful Slideoff mountain. Yes, I did say brookies and bass. Rondaxe has some great brookie fishing though the resident camp owners are largely unaware of their population and so stocked the lake with smallmouth bass several years ago which have since grown large in both population and size. The North Branch River flowing into Rondaxe also offers decent fishing opportunities and is especially scenic. Whichever route you choose, the short bushwack or the trail, you won't be disappointed. Get a map, and don't sweat the exclusive language. Nobody will approach you for fishing on Rondaxe, and you are in your complete right to fish any water in the Park which you have accessed via State land."
Guest
2010-12-11
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
"Rondaxe Lake is in fact not completely surrounded by private land as resident camp-owners would like fishermen and paddlers to believe to preserve their exclusive sense, and is therefore legally accessible. Unlike waterways which are navigable in fact there is no question about the public right of navigation when the body of water is adjoined by State land. The Adirondack Mountain Club's Trails Of The West Central Region map has accurate private and State boundary lines which you won't find on geologic survey topo maps. There are two access points via State Wild Forest detailed on the map and clearly indicated by the yellow painted state boundary line at the sites. To get to the access site park near the end of the North Shore Road just a bit past the Goose Pond and Safford Lake trail head. Head in on the North side of the road and travel Northeast about one quarter to one half mile to the North bay just downstream of the river's entrance into Rondaxe. The greater majority of the shoreline of this bay is on state land. Alternately, take the Goose Pond and Safford trail and bear right at the intersection a little under a half mile in and head down the Slideoff trail. At just about a mile from the intersection the trail will run next to a kettlehole in the river. The Northeast side of that kettlehole where the trail meets it is also state land. This hike is a bit further but is an easy walk being relatively flat. The kettle hole is also an excellent place to camp making for a great spot to come back to cook up your brookies and bass and enjoy a relaxing Adirondack evening under beautiful Slideoff mountain. Yes, I did say brookies and bass. Rondaxe has some great brookie fishing though the resident camp owners are largely unaware of their population and so stocked the lake with smallmouth bass several years ago which have since grown large in both population and size. The North Branch River flowing into Rondaxe also offers decent fishing opportunities and is especially scenic. Whichever route you choose, the short bushwack or the trail, you won't be disappointed. Get a map, and don't sweat the exclusive language. Nobody will approach you for fishing on Rondaxe, and you are in your complete right to fish any water in the Park which you have accessed via State land."
Guest
2010-12-11
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
"Rondaxe Lake is in fact not completely surrounded by private land as resident camp-owners would like fishermen and paddlers to believe to preserve their exclusive sense, and is therefore legally accessible. Unlike waterways which are navigable in fact there is no question about the public right of navigation when the body of water is adjoined by State land. The Adirondack Mountain Club's Trails Of The West Central Region map has accurate private and State boundary lines which you won't find on geologic survey topo maps. There are two access points via State Wild Forest detailed on the map and clearly indicated by the yellow painted state boundary line at the sites. To get to the access site park near the end of the North Shore Road just a bit past the Goose Pond and Safford Lake trail head. Head in on the North side of the road and travel Northeast about one quarter to one half mile to the North bay just downstream of the river's entrance into Rondaxe. The greater majority of the shoreline of this bay is on state land. Alternately, take the Goose Pond and Safford trail and bear right at the intersection a little under a half mile in and head down the Slideoff trail. At just about a mile from the intersection the trail will run next to a kettlehole in the river. The Northeast side of that kettlehole where the trail meets it is also state land. This hike is a bit further but is an easy walk being relatively flat. The kettle hole is also an excellent place to camp making for a great spot to come back to cook up your brookies and bass and enjoy a relaxing Adirondack evening under beautiful Slideoff mountain. Yes, I did say brookies and bass. Rondaxe has some great brookie fishing though the resident camp owners are largely unaware of their population and so stocked the lake with smallmouth bass several years ago which have since grown large in both population and size. The North Branch River flowing into Rondaxe also offers decent fishing opportunities and is especially scenic. Whichever route you choose, the short bushwack or the trail, you won't be disappointed. Get a map, and don't sweat the exclusive language. Nobody will approach you for fishing on Rondaxe, and you are in your complete right to fish any water in the Park which you have accessed via State land."
Lake Rondaxe Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Lake Rondaxe Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Rondaxe at 43 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Rondaxe Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 43 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Rondaxe Crappie Rating:
0
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Lake Rondaxe Walleye Rating:
3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Lake Rondaxe Catfish Rating:
0
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Rondaxe Spotted Bass Rating:
0
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Rondaxe at 43 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Rondaxe White Bass Rating:
0
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Lake Rondaxe Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Lake Rondaxe Trout Rating:
3
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

05:27 EST

Sunset:

20:25 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full