Guide To New York Other Fishing
All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie in NY.
This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Larger lakes across the state, with either chain pickerel or northern pike include Allegheny Reservoir, Black Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Cannonsville Reservoir, Carry Falls Reservoir, Cayuga Lake, Conesus Lake, Cranberry Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake, Indian Lake, Keuka Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake George, Long Lake, Oneida Lake, Onondaga Lake, Otsego Lake, Owasco Lake, Pepacton Reservoir, Piseco Lake, Saratoga Lake, Seneca Lake, Schroon Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Tupper Lake, Union Falls Pond and Upper Saranac Lake.
Lakes with populations of muskie include Allegheny Reservoir, Carry Falls Reservoir, Chautauqua Lake, Conesus Lake, Cranberry Lake, Lake Champlain, Oneida Lake, Onondaga Lake and Tupper Lake
Other Available Species
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 12 lbs 14 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 8 lbs 1 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 14 lbs 10 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 69 lbs 15 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 46 lbs 2 oz
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 35 lbs 8 oz
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Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
New York Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record bowfin was caught in Lake Champlain.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Toronto Reservoir.
The state record longnose gar was caught from Lake Champlain.
The state record muskie was caught in the St. Lawrence River.
The state record northern pike was taken out of Great Sacandaga Lake.
The state record tiger muskie was taken out of the Tioughnioga River.
For info about local sauger fishing, visit the NY walleye page.
Connor Scott, age 15 from Olean, New York caught this Northern Pike in the Olean Creek, where it runs into the Allegany River. It was 42 inches long and and weighed 16 pounds. Nice catch!
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.