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Fishing At Seneca Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, landlocked salmon (Atlantic salmon) and northern pike at Seneca Lake in New York.

Considered by many to be the lake trout capital of the world, Seneca Lake is a 43,000-acre lake central New York. There are close to a dozen marinas and boat ramps scattered along the well over 100 miles of shoreline to serve the boating public. Many fishing enthusiasts come here in hopes of catching a monster lake trout or landlocked salmon. Additionally the lake is a fertile fishery for bass, trout, sunfish, perch and pike. The bass and perch fishing are also considered some of the best in the area. Fishing charters and local fishing guides offer fishing trips for most all species in the lake. Much of the shoreline, some of which is accessible for fishing from the bank, is cluttered with aquatic vegetation creating excellent cover for baitfish as well as bass, pike and sunfish.

Primary fish species residing in Seneca Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Atlantic salmon Northern pike

Seneca 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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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sampson State Park Campground - 315 585-6392

Back-Achers Campsite - 607 243-7926

Sunset On Seneca Campsites - 607 582-6030

Clute Park & Campground - 607 535-4438

Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Campground - 607 535-7404

Seneca Lake NY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Sampson State Park Marina
6096 Route 96A
Romulus, NY 14541
315 585-6392

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Fishing for bass, trout, sunfish, perch, salmon and pike at Seneca Lake in central NY.

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