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New York Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in NY.

Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to New York, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Allegheny Reservoir, Ashokan Reservoir, Black Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Cannonsville Reservoir, Carry Falls Reservoir, Cayuga Lake, Chautauqua Lake, Conesus Lake, Cranberry Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake, Indian Lake, Keuka Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake Erie, Lake George, Lake Ontario, Lake Placid, Long Lake, Lows Lake - Bog River Flow, Oneida Lake, Otsego Lake, Owasco Lake, Pepacton Reservoir, Piseco Lake, Raquette Lake, Saratoga Lake, Seneca Lake, Schroon Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Tupper Lake, Union Falls Pond, Upper Saranac Lake and others. Many of the lakes in New York have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

New York is well known for excellent Bass, Salmon and Trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Walleye, Crappie, Catfish, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Longnose Gar, Bowfin and sunfish including Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


New York Fly Fishing Reports and Conditions

Long Island/NY Fishing - Stripers Online

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report

FishNY - NY Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

New York fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived New York fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

Considering a visit to New York for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area? Some of the major cities in New York include Ogdensburg, Watertown, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, New York, Niagara Falls, Syracuse and others scattered across NY, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of New York fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


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Fishing report for local waters in New York.