Whaleback Preserve has one stream with a damn and trout pond in the middle and one additional man made pond close to our clubhouse stocked with bass. Our trout pond is fed by the headwaters of the Clark’s Gulley and eventually flows into the West River and Canandaigua Lake. This natural stream enables self-sustaining trout spawning and keeps our trout population stable yearly. Breeders 24 inches are caught on deep wet fly or wooly buggers and occasionally on a “Sweet Whitcomb”. But trout of all sizes regularly jump for insects and dry flys on “Duck Lake” a peaceful and serine spot to cast or contemplate nature. One can camp on the side, watch hawks and ducks fly by, see deer and fox or just enjoy this scenic location.
Built in 2002 through 2004 by land owner Donald Lindsay this unique Whaleback treasure is in the head waters of the world famous Clark’s Gulley with 80 foot water fall an easy walk for reference see the History Page.
The best time to fish as the Old Timers say, “Is when the fish are biting!” Please respect catch and release for Trout.
Our serene rifle range is on the shores of “Duck Lake” and Member’s may site in there slug shotguns or rifles here as well as fish in this location.