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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > March 2019 > 5 Erie Canal Fishing Tips to Apply This Spring
Since the Erie Canal spans close to 363-miles, having a few Erie Canal fishing tips in mind for the start of season can be helpful. There is a lot of water you can cover, and there are several different freshwater fish species you can target.
Freshwater fish species in the Erie Canal include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pickerel, walleye, pike, catfish, carp, yellow perch, and sunfish.
Historically speaking, the building of the Erie Canal in the 1800's was monumental because it created a navigable waterway from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. These days, this famous canal offers hundreds of miles of public fishing access that can be ideal for family fishing trips.
With this many miles of water to consider, along with the number of different species, keep these fishing tips in mind when visiting the Erie Canal this spring.
Be sure to renew your New York fishing license and consider these Erie Canal fishing tips before heading to this famous waterway.
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Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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