Guide To Great Trout Fishing In New York
All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in area lakes and streams.
There is 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. Major lakes in NY with healthy populations of trout include Allegheny Reservoir, Ashokan Reservoir, Canandaigua Lake, Cannonsville Reservoir, Cayuga Lake, Cranberry Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake, Indian Lake, Keuka Lake, Lake Champlain, Lake George, Lows Lake, Otsego Lake, Owasco Lake, Pepacton Reservoir, Piseco Lake, Raquette Lake, Seneca Lake, Schroon Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Tupper Lake and Upper Saranac Lake. Click here to find information about trout stocking in New York.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 31 lbs 3 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 0 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 33 lbs 2 oz
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 41 lbs 8 oz
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Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
New York State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from Lake Ontario.
The state record brook trout came from Silver Lake Wilderness Area.
The state record brown trout came from Lake Ontario.
The state record lake trout was caught in Lake Erie.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
Additional trout information
Trout locations and info, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate New York waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.