Red House Lake

Buffalo, New York

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Part of the 65,000-acre Allegany State Park, this 90-acre impoundment averages 7 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 20 feet. Most of its shoreline is mowed, making for easy bank fishing. In deep summer fish hang out in the old creek channels etching the lake’s floor. A relatively shallow lake with lots of weed beds, Red House is a decent largemouth bass fishery. While bucketmouths typically range from 12 to 18 inches, 20-plus-inchers are available. They take Cabela’s Livin’ Eye Minnows, Slug-Gos, and soft plastic baits like Yamasenkos worked in weed openings and along weed lines. The state annually stocks roughly 2,700 9-inch brown trout and 700 two-year- olds averaging 14 inches. Most are caught in the spring on worms and minnows. The most warm-water-tolerant of the salmonids, some of the spring releases manage to survive into summer, providing decent brown trout action for folks fishing with Berkley’s Trout Bait or working worms through tributary mouths after a rain.
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by Spider Rybaak (Falcon Guides)

Part of the 65,000-acre Allegany State Park, this 90-acre impoundment averages 7 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 20 feet. Most of its shoreline is mowed, making for easy bank fishing.

In deep summer fish hang out in the old creek channels etching the lake’s floor. A relatively shallow lake with lots of weed beds, Red House is a decent largemouth bass fishery. While bucketmouths typically range from 12 to 18 inches, 20-plus-inchers are available. They take Cabela’s Livin’ Eye Minnows, Slug-Gos, and soft plastic baits like Yamasenkos worked in weed openings and along weed lines. The state annually stocks roughly 2,700 9-inch brown trout and 700 two-year- olds averaging 14 inches. Most are caught in the spring on worms and minnows. The most warm-water-tolerant of the salmonids, some of the spring releases manage to survive into summer, providing decent brown trout action for folks fishing with Berkley’s Trout Bait or working worms through tributary mouths after a rain.

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Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Buffalo
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