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Paradox Lake

Essex County, NY
man holding fish by paradox lake and smiling


Paradox Lake is a wonderful fishing location in the Adirondacks, with plenty of fishing opportunities and large populations of species.

Anglers can catch rainbow trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass in Paradox Lake. Over 8,000 rainbow trout are stocked here annually, and they favor the deep, cool water. The western basin is the best spot for rainbow and lake trout. When looking for largemouth bass, try the water around The Narrows, and for smallmouth try the rocky islands and shoals throughout the lake. 

There is a state camground and launch on the south end of mid-lake. 

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