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Fishing in New York, A brief look

New York is endowed with an impressive variety of freshwater fishing opportunities. The Niagara Falls region of New York is best known for its warmwater fishing. The New York shore of Lake Erie is a good area for smallmouth bass, white bass, walleyes, and yellow perch. Smelt have been abundant in past years and these delicious little fish can be taken fishing through the ice toward the east end of the lake and by dipping in early season. Chautauqua Lake has the reputation of being the most stable warmwater fishery in the state, with a healthy abundance of muckellunge. For excellent rainbow and lake trout fishing head to the Finger Lakes Region where some of the deepest lakes in the country can be found. The Fulton Chain Lakes in the Adirondack region have played fine hosts to landlocked salmon. Also in the Adirondack region, Lake Champlain bordering Vermont is a large aqueous gem covering 439 square miles and is great for a variety of fishing options.

Additional New York fishing destinations include Oneida Lake, Otsego Lake, the Delaware River, and Long Island. Oneida Lake, a short distance from Syracuse, has been known for great bass fishing as well as walleye and yellow perch fishing. Otsego Lake, located near Cooperstown is a deep, extremely clear lake known for its whitefish and walleye fishing. The Delaware River, which forms the southwest border of the state is big and extremely productive and is canoeable for its entire length. The Delaware River is also a great kayak fishing option.

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New York Fishing Locations

Fishing in New York is the most prevalent in the following areas: Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake, Finger Lakes Region, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, Adirondacks, Fulton Chain Lakes, Lake Champlain, Racquett Lake, Saranac Lakes, Oneida Lake, Otsego Lake, Canadarago Lake, Battenkill River, Chateagay River, Lake Placid, Delaware River, Kokanee Fishing, Long Island, Sheepshead Bay, Freeport shore, Great South Bay, Peconic Bay, North Shore trolling, South Shore Casting, Shinnecok Canal, Montauk Point.

New York Fishing Species

Popular New York fishing species include: Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, norther pike, eastern chain pickerel, muskellunge, brook trout, brown and rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, panfish, yellow perch, pumpkinseed and bluegill sunfish, black and white crappie, chub, American shad

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