in New York
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In New York
Plenty of trout water in New York to keep any angler happy. Most
streams, rivers and creeks have trout and the Adirondack area has
miles of excellent waters. Click here to find information about trout
stocking in New York.
Major lakes in NY with healthy populations of trout include Ashokan
Reservoir, Canandaigua Lake, Cannonsville Reservoir, Cayuga Lake,
Cranberry Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake, Indian Lake, Keuka Lake,
Lake Champlain, Lake Erie, Lake George, Lake Ontario, Otsego Lake,
Owasco Lake, Pepacton Reservoir, Piseco Lake, Raquette Lake, Seneca
Lake, Schroon Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Tupper Lake, Union Falls
Pond and Upper Saranac Lake.
The New York state record brook trout came from the Ha-De-Ron-Dah
Wilderness Area. The NY state record brown trout and rainbow were
caught from Lake Ontario. Lake Erie produced the state record lake
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in New York.