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Canandaigua Lake, NY

An exceptional trout fishery, Canandaigua Lake is a 10,700-acre lake in the central part of the state. The lake is over 15 miles long with 35 miles of shoreline. Anglers can fish for bass, trout, crappie, perch, pickerel and sunfish from shore, from rented boats or from personal watercraft.

Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park is at the center of activity here with parking and boat launch ramps. Camping, RV hookups, marinas, supplies, bait & tackle, lodging and dining options are all conveniently located at the lake. Access and parking are available during winter for ice fishing when safe ice conditions permit.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Canandaigua Lake in New York.

Primary fish species residing in Canandaigua Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Chain pickerel

Canandaigua Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Bluewave Boating
Rentals: Pontoon boats
585 308-0327

German Brothers Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
585 394-4000

Seager Marine
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
585 319-1566

Smith Boys Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
585 374-2384

Sutter's Canandaigua Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
585 394-0918

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Canandaigua Lake South End Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off State Route 21S, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off S Main Street, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and lots of paved parking.

Onanda Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off W Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Vine Valley Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Vine Valley Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited, street parking.


German Brothers Marina
3907 Co Rd 16
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585 394-4000

Pelican Point Marina
4801 East Lake Road
Rushville, NY 14544
585 554-5400

Click here for a New York Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Creek-N-Wood RV Park & Campground - 585 944-4347

Indian Village RV Park - 585 554-6106

Mountainside Camp Site - 585 261-5461

Canandaigua Lake NY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Canandaigua Lake
Sutter's Canandaigua Marina
808 S Main St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585 394-0918


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