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Claytor Lake - News & Reports

Department fisheries biologists have enhanced fish habitat at 6 sites along the Claytor Lake State Park shoreline area. The maps below show the location of these sites and the type or types of fish attractor devices installed at each one. Three of the sites are accessible by boat anglers. Three of the sites are inside a “No Boats” cove, where they are only accessible by bank anglers. The boat accessible sites have 3 types of fish attractors, including dumbos (installed in December 2001), Christmas trees (added annually since 2006), and spider blocks (added in August 2007). The bank accessible sites have only spider blocks. All of these fish attractors are places where anglers can find bass, sunfish, and crappie. In early spring and fall, walleye and hybrid striped bass may use them as well.