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.
Irondequoit Bay
Experience unique fishing, outside Rochester, N.Y., on Lake Ontario’s shore.
Hempstead Lake State Park
The Park offers a boat launch and many species of fish species including largemouth bass, chain pickerel, trout, and bluegill.

Common Catches in New York

Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Brook Trout
Brook Trout
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
Flounder
Flounder
The flounder is a rapid swimmer and a good light-tackle game fish. It is the most important flatfish of the Atlantic states.

New York Fishing Tips And Information

Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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Saltwater Bay Fishing

Saltwater Bay Fishing

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

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