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Author Topic: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??  (Read 2298 times)

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Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« on: Jan 05, 2011, 09:56 AM »
Where can you access Loon Lake (Chestertown, NY) for Ice Fishing? Looking to head up there Sunday.

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:12 PM »
Boat Launch tell them Cianie sent you.
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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:13 PM »
Where is the boat launch? Never been up there before..

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:21 PM »
Where is the boat launch? Never been up there before..

Jim
BECAREFUL GOING BY BOAT LAUNCH GOOD CURRENT THERE MIGHT NOT BE SAFE. PLENTY OF ACCESS BY THE BEACH RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE BOAT LAUNCH..... YOU WALKING OR HAVE WHEELER/SNOWMOBILE?
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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:22 PM »
Walking for sure. Looking for the exact location of the boat launch as Im not familiar with that area. Coming up from Albany area

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:39 PM »
Walking for sure. Looking for the exact location of the boat launch as Im not familiar with that area. Coming up from Albany area

Jim

GET OFF EXIT 25 GO LEFT STAY ON RTE 9 GO ABOUT 4-5 MILES ON  YOUR RIGHT IS THE BOAT LAUNCH AND JUST PAST THAT IS THE BEACH I THINK ITS ACROSS FROM SEQUETTS RD (SP)
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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #6 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:41 PM »
Thanks alot. How's the fishing in that lake? I like to try alot of different lakes during the hardwater season. I will be targeting pike on tip-ups and jigging for perch..

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #7 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:44 PM »
Thanks alot. How's the fishing in that lake? I like to try alot of different lakes during the hardwater season. I will be targeting pike on tip-ups and jigging for perch..

Jim
NO PROBLEM..... ITS A NICE LAKE WITH SOME DECENT PERCH AND SOME NICE PIKE IF YOU FIND THEM...... OUT FROM THE BEACH THERES A BAY ON YOUR LEFT UP THE LAKE A LITTLE BIT TRY THAT SPOT- GOES FROM 2-12' FT WATER
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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #8 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:47 PM »
How is around the island? I was looking on the map, may be decent. Thanks for the advice I will try the bay too.

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #9 on: Jan 05, 2011, 01:57 PM »
Deeper than it looks. We drilled a ton of holes from the lake side all around towards the point and they were all 25-30'+. The maps I saw were all way off.
                       

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #10 on: Jan 05, 2011, 02:06 PM »
On the DEC map it looks like there is some deeper holes and drop offs to the bottom just off the island toward the middle part of the lake. Any luck in that area?

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #11 on: Jan 05, 2011, 02:11 PM »
We didn't fish it, it all looked flat. There was a perm shanty on the island and they were set up all around it. We ended up towards the point across from the island, still in 30' of water, didn't do much.
                       

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #12 on: Jan 05, 2011, 02:17 PM »
Hey, I appreciate the advice.  I will try that bay up on the left off the launch and if no luck there venture up towards the island drilling holes along the way. Going up Sunday morning, early. Thanks again

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #13 on: Jan 05, 2011, 02:20 PM »
Good luck.
                       

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #14 on: Jan 05, 2011, 03:32 PM »
Fish around the island on the east side there is a small shelf that drops into 25+ ft. I have caught Pike, Tigers and a Walleye but that was 20 yrs ago.
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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #15 on: Jan 05, 2011, 04:01 PM »
havent heard of any tigers out of there in quite a few years. if your going for pike head to the northernmost part of the lake, just outside of the swamp. unfortunately, its about as far from the boat launch as you can get. the deepest part of the lake is 36 feet in the summer, probably around 33 right now, right around the island. take route 8&9 until they split, take the right(staying on 9) the road gets real close to the lake in about 3/4 mile, good access there as long as you are on foot.

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2011, 04:55 PM »
Thanks guys.
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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #17 on: Jan 05, 2011, 09:29 PM »
      i fished up by the swamp end yesterday 2 pike 2 bass

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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #18 on: Jan 06, 2011, 04:22 AM »
yes the swamp is another good spot for some nice bass and pike
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Re: Loon Lake Chestertown, NY Access??
« Reply #19 on: Jan 06, 2011, 07:30 AM »
If you drive towards the far end , northern end towards the swamp. I would set up your tip up's about 150 yards out from the opening towards the middle of the lake. Between the mouth of the swamp and the 150 yards out . its all tall weed cabbage. towards the corner is away from the road is good for bass and walley. Setting up in front of mouth of swamp is good for pike. . Is you go directly out from swamp mouth and go up center lake 150 yards or so ,there is a drop there where it goes to sround 15-18 ft. That is where it will be good for jigging perch. on the drop. Where you park is , along route 9 ,nothern end , and there will be a bunch of light green cottages there. Park right off the road and walk down to water.Hope this works for you.

 

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