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Old 04-07-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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Lake lila ?

I am somewhat new here and have seen very nice pics of Lake Lila. I was wonder how the fishing is there and if it gets very busy there during the summer. I would like to check it out for ice out and then go ther sometime on a warm summer day(what few we get) on a Sat and stay over. It looks like it is very nice on the southern shores where there is some beach area. I also see a road that goes around the west side. Is that foot only. I would like to hear more from others that have stayed there and also fished there.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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Lila gets very busy. If the parking lot is full there is no where else to park, and you will be towed if you park on the access road. The road you refer to off the parking area is closed to public vehicles.

I would choose other than a Saturday in the summer.

Road is gated till after it firms up after snowmelt.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Correct, gate at the northeast lot, foot only after that. It's a couple miles around the west side to the south shore.
I don't go to Lila frequently, but have been there probably 20 times in my life, and have NEVER not got a spot. That's just my experience, but unless it's one of the busy holiday weekends, I would say go for it, you should be fine.
Enjoy, it is one of our favorites!
I've caught plenty of bass there.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:12 AM   #4
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Go during black fly season and you should have great fishing and the lake mostly to yourself!
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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Go during black fly season and you should have great fishing and the lake mostly to yourself!
Yep been there twice in early June both times had the entire lake to myself and the Lakers were on the big bite then as well.

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Old 04-10-2011, 02:00 AM   #6
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Lila is a funny place...I've been there on an August weekend and there were only four cars in the lot. Been there in July, midweek and there were no places to park. It's a roll of the dice. If the lot is packed it doesn't necessarily mean the sites are all taken either as some may be day paddlers or thru paddlers to Lowes or Little Tupper. Check the log at the trailhead to see what people are doing. If you get there and it is a no-go just backtrack and try for Little Tupper or Round Lake but they get busy too, especially on weekends. Both Little Tupper and Round have descent fishing.
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The trailhead log is a great tool. For safety as well as for figuring where to go. I wish everyone would sign in!
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #8
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Bluequill, have bass gotten into Round as well as Little Tupper? Is that what you are referring to when you say decent fishing? I'm asking because bass tend to be my primary target fish.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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Bluequill, have bass gotten into Round as well as Little Tupper? Is that what you are referring to when you say decent fishing? I'm asking because bass tend to be my primary target fish.
You've got Largemouth Bass in both Little Tupper and Round Lake, and Smallmouth Bass in Lake Lila. The area is a bass fisherman's delight!

You can read about the bass here - http://www.jbadamsgallery.com/article-tipping.htm
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:59 PM   #10
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So we're paddling slowly on Little Tupper, near Camp Bliss, when I ask Dave "Don't you have your fishing pole?
He says yeah, maybe I'll troll while we paddle.
A minute or two later, he says slow down...I can feel the action on this spinner.
Then he says "Oh no, I must have snagged something" followed by "I think it's a fish!!".
After a few spectacular fishing show leaps from the water, he landed an 18" Brookie, one of those native Brookies that everyone talked about.
After a few photos, it was back in the water and swimming away...
Neither of us will ever forget that morning...Oct. 4, 1998


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Old 08-09-2011, 07:45 AM   #11
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We are planning on going to Lila lake in a few weeks. Thanks for the useful information people have posted in the past. We plan on fishing there also so I guess bass fishing is where it's at.

Are there any other species that we should be focusing on this time of year?
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #12
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Yeah, I say Gawd bless the flies, too.

And agree about the bass fishing. The rocky water around the larger island can be a good place to try, and if you can find shallow water close to a drop off into deeper water, the bass will up come into the shallows in the late evening and night to feed. One year we caught bass after bass using jitterbugs at night; we were fishing off site number 20, I think.

This time of year you can still catch trout, but you'll need to go deep. Had some luck in August by drifting with a sinker/spinner/worm rig.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:16 PM   #13
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lake lila

Just wanted to say that we had a great time fishing and camping at Lake Lila!

We caught many SMB using plastics which were a blast. Thanks again for all the tips and suggestions everyone gave.

This was our 4th trip to the ADK's and it gets better and better everytime!

Randy~
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