Fishing in New York

New York offers great fishing opportunities for all anglers. Purchase your fishing license today and start planning your next trip with your family and friends.

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Top Fishing Spots in New York

Grafton Lakes State Parks
This State Park is great for fishing and boating. Facilities includes boat launches and rentals, and anglers can fish for rainbow trout, and bass.
Gantry Plaza State Park
The Manhattan skyline will occupy anglers’ views while waiting for a bite at Gantry Plaza State Parks.
Hempstead Lake State Park
The Park offers a boat launch and many species of fish species including largemouth bass, chain pickerel, trout, and bluegill.
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Common Catches in New York

Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Brook Trout
Brook Trout
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Lake Trout
Lake Trout
The lake trout has considerable value both as a sport fish and a food fish.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new.
Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
American Shad
American Shad
The American shad is highly regarded as a game fish and its white, flaky flesh supports a considerable commercial fishery.

Types of Fishing in New York

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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Saltwater Bay Fishing

Reefs, hills and shallows are some the best saltwater fishing locations.

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