New York Fishing Reports

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 19, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario: There was still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels. That isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department is asking that boats creating a wake stay at least 500 feet from shore. This doesn’t include trolling. Caution is advised for floating…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 5, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario tributaries, harbors and piers: The first of the season’s king salmon have been caught off Niagara County by trout trollers. If the fishing follows the normal spring progression, look for king salmon action to ramp up in early May. Anglers continue to see a good brown trout bite inside 25 feet of water on stickbaits…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

Western New York (Trout stocking update) DEC regional fisheries staff have battled high water conditions but have managed to stock several waters this month. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 for weekly stocking updates. Among the waters stocked this month are: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 7, 2017

Western New York Spring trout stocking: The following waters were scheduled to be stocked prior to the April 1 trout opener: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee River (Wellsville, Amity). Cattaraugus County: Quaker Lake (Cold Spring), Red House Lake (Red House), New Albion Lake (New Albion), Case Lake (Franklinville), Harwood Lake (Farmersville), Great…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – March 24th,2 016

(Editor’s note: Last week’s major snow event – a blizzard in many areas – brought fishing activity to a screeching halt, so not many updates were available at press time as the April 1 trout opener approached) Western New York Spring Trout Stocking: DEC’s Randolph Fish Hatchery has stocked some of the Southern Tier lakes early this year since they…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 10, 2017

(Fishing update: It wasn’t a great hard-water season for the ice fishing fraternity, and it’s highly unlikely you’ll find safe ice anywhere in the state at this stage of the game – certainly, given the changing conditions March typically brings, we wouldn’t feel comfortable pointing you toward any hard-water possibilities. So we’re in that in-between season now, with small-game hunting…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 24, 2017

Western New York (The regional fishing hotline can be heard at (716) 855-FISH.) Niagara Fishing Report: A great way gauge the fishing is to follow the results of area fishing contests. For example, the Niagara River Anglers Association held its annual Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest on the lower river and in Lake Ontario tributaries earlier this month during some…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – December 23rd, 2016

Fall Trout Stocking (DEC’s Randolph Fish Hatchery has conducted its annual fall stocking of broodstock trout in select Allegany and Cattaraugus county waters. All breeder trout stocked are over 2 years old and are stocked in waters where trout fishing is permitted all year. The following waters have been stocked as of Oct. 13: Case Lake received 300 brown trout…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – November 25th, 2016

Western New York Fall Trout Stocking: DEC’s Randolph Fish Hatchery has conducted its annual fall stocking of broodstock trout in select Allegany and Cattaraugus county waters. All breeder trout stocked are over 2 years old and are stocked in waters where trout fishing is permitted all year. The following waters have been stocked as of Oct. 13: Case Lake received…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – November 11th, 2016

Fall Trout Stocking (DEC’s Randolph Fish Hatchery has conducted its annual fall stocking of broodstock trout in select Allegany and Cattaraugus county waters. All breeder trout stocked are over 2 years old and are stocked in waters where trout fishing is permitted all year. The following waters have been stocked as of Oct. 13: Case Lake received 300 brown trout…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – October 28th, 2016

DEC Fall Trout Stocking Update (DEC’s Randolph Fish Hatchery has conducted its annual fall stocking of broodstock trout in select Allegany and Cattaraugus county waters. All breeder trout stocked are over 2 years old and are stocked in waters where trout fishing is permitted all year. The following waters have been stocked as of Oct. 13: Case Lake received 300…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – August 19th, 2016

Western New York Lake Ontario and tributaries: After a recent hard east-northeast blow, the lake was settling back down and some of the great salmon and trout action we’ve seen this summer is back. Anglers were still experiencing tackle-busting salmon inside of 150 feet of water, starting in 60 feet of water at first light, according to Wes Walker at…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – August 5th, 2016

Western New York Lake Ontario and tributaries:  Action on Lake Ontario continued to be very good for trout and salmon trollers working out of the mouth of the river, Wilson and Olcott. In the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s King Salmon Tournament last month, Fisherman’s Daughter came away with the win for big fish – 27 pounds, 14 ounces…

New York Fishing Report – July 22nd, 2016

Western New York Lake Ontario and tributaries:  Fishing for salmon and trout has been on fire, as evidenced by the leaderboard of the Summer Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby. John Van Hoff of North Tonawanda targeted the waters off Wilson in 100-plus feet of water and in two days of fishing had 60 releases! He ended up catching…

New York Fishing Report – June 10th, 2016

Western New York Lake Ontario and tributaries: We finally saw some west wind blow some fish into local waters, but it wasn’t easy fishing for the Pro-Am tournament last month for sure. According to Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Team Thrillseeker (who placed in the money yet again for the Professional Division), transition time in the lake was rapidly approaching with…