Chautauqua Lake

Located entirely in Chautauqua County, NY, Chautauqua Lake is the largest inland lake in Western New York. The lake has a surface area of 13,000 acres and is about 17 miles long. It is primarily known for recreation, tourism, and of course, fishing. Chautauqua Lake is a very diverse sport fishery including both smallmouth and largemouth bass. The lake offers exceptional cover for largemouth bass because of the docks and shallow weedy areas. Not only has Lake Chautauqua been featured on Major League Fishing, but was also mentioned in an episode of "I Love Lucy."

Chautauqua Lake

Greg Hackney

Species:SmallmouthLat:42.195938
Bait Cat:SkirtedLong:-79.453146
Bait:Jig, flippingWeight:6 lb 14 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:8/31/2012 10:04:37 AM

Edwin Evers

Species:LargemouthLat:42.255932
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-79.488792
Bait:Worm, straightail/trick work 6-8 inWeight:5 lb 09 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:8/28/2012 10:32:57 AM

Mike Iaconelli

Species:LargemouthLat:42.123399
Bait Cat:SkirtedLong:-79.330806
Bait:Vib jig/chatterbait styleWeight:5 lb 02 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:8/27/2012 12:09:35 PM

Aaron Martens

Species:LargemouthLat:42.245121
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-79.494151
Bait:SwimbaitWeight:4 lb 08 oz
Cover:Vegetation: ExposedDepth:0
Area:Bay/pocket/coveTime:8/28/2012 2:20:04 PM

Edwin Evers

Species:LargemouthLat:42.254669
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-79.491577
Bait:Worm, straightail/trick work 6-8 inWeight:4 lb 07 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:8/28/2012 8:35:35 AM

Species:LargemouthLat:42.12297
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-79.388792
Bait:Worm FinesseWeight:4 lb 07 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:8/29/2012 1:09:04 PM

Jason Quinn

Species:LargemouthLat:42.216312
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-79.436622
Bait:Creature/Craw baitWeight:4 lb 07 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:9/1/2012 1:26:47 PM

Shaw Grigsby

Species:LargemouthLat:42.193898
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-79.421557
Bait:Creature/Craw baitWeight:4 lb 07 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:8/31/2012 9:19:59 AM

Denny Brauer

Species:LargemouthLat:42.234002
Bait Cat:SoftLong:-79.447662
Bait:TubeWeight:4 lb 05 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:9/1/2012 11:02:33 AM

Mike Iaconelli

Species:LargemouthLat:42.117986
Bait Cat:SkirtedLong:-79.297729
Bait:Vib jig/chatterbait styleWeight:4 lb 05 oz
Cover:Docks Depth:0
Area:Main Lake: ShorelineTime:8/27/2012 1:51:45 PM