West Caroga Lake

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West Caroga Lake
Location Fulton County, New York,
United States
Coordinates 43°04′31″N 74°17′34″W / 43.0752°N 74.2928°W / 43.0752; -74.2928Coordinates: 43°04′31″N 74°17′34″W / 43.0752°N 74.2928°W / 43.0752; -74.2928
Primary inflows Mead Creek
Primary outflows East Caroga Lake
Basin countries United States
Surface area 275 acres (1.11 km2)
Average depth 13 feet (4.0 m)
Max. depth 74 feet (23 m)
Shore length1 3 miles (4.8 km)
Surface elevation 1,453 feet (443 m)
Settlements Caroga Lake, New York
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

West Caroga Lake is located in the Town of Caroga by Caroga Lake, New York. The lake is known for excellent warm water fishing, but it also offers the only location to fish for splake in the county. The lake is connected to East Caroga Lake by a small channel.[1] Origin of the name, "Caroga" is derived from the once nearby Indian Village known as "Caroga".[2]


Fish found within this lake include smallmouth bass, lake whitefish, atlantic salmon, white sucker, rainbow trout, rock bass, landlocked salmon, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, and splake. Anglers have the opportunity to fish for warm water species and trout because of the unique contour of lake. Rainbow trout have also been known to enter into West Caroga Lake through the channel from East Caroga Lake.[3]


  1. ^ "East Caroga Lake - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation". www.dec.ny.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Caroga Lake campground - NYS Dept. of EnvironmentalConservation". www.dec.ny.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  3. ^ Sportsman's Connection (Firm) (2011-01-01), Central Southeastern Adirondacks New York fishing map guide: includes lakes & streams for the following counties: Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington., Sportsman's Connection, ISBN 9781885010667, retrieved 2017-05-09 
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