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South Bay Pier

Boat Launches and Fishing
The pier has been designed to ensure that all visitors will be able to choose from a variety of places to fish through shallow water and out toward the deepest channel of the bay. – NYS DEC

Description

This 300-foot-long, universally-designed fishing pier was built to provide seniors, families, people with disabilities, and others barrier-free access to the pier and fishing opportunities. The pier has a number of benches along with a covered pavilion area at the end.

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

NYS DEC

Types Of Fish Often Found

The South Bay is a very productive area of Lake Champlain, frequented by sport species such as northern pike, largemouth bass and both chain and grass pickerel. Yellow perch, white perch, white crappies, pumpkinseed sunfish, brown bullheads and catfish are also common. In the spring, large gar are abundant inshore. Large common carp are abundant in the South Bay area as well. Old pilings have been left intact to provide sheltered fish habitat along the southern side of the pier, while the rest of the pier faces open water.