New York Fishing Reports

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…

Western New York Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

All of Region 9’s trout waters have been stocked. Hatchery staff are now delivering additional stocking increments to the larger and more popular area waters. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 or check back here for bi-weekly stocking updates.  Among the waters recently stocked are: Allegany County: Dyke Creek (Andover), Cryder Creek (Independence), California…

Central New York Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

A number of county web sites offer good information on fishing in the area, including bait shops, guides, etc. A few examples are: Onondaga County (fishonondagacounty.com); Oswego County (visitoswegocounty.com); and Wayne County (waynecountytourism.com). Oswego and Wayne counties also have a weekly fishing hotline on their web pages, as well. Among the region’s stocked trout waters are: Cayuga County: Owasco Outlet,…

Finger Lakes Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Among the region’s stocked trout waters are: Broome County: Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Finch Hollow Site 1, Little Choconut 2e, Nanticoke 7a, Nanticoke Lake, Palmers Pond, Patterson Pond #1, Oquaga Creek, Chenango Lake, Dudley Creek, East Branch Nanticoke Creek, and Nanticoke Creek. Chemung County: Eldridge Lake, Park Station Pond, Post Creek, Sing Sing Creek, Newtown Creek, Cayuta Creek and Wyncoop…

Adirondacks Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Lake Champlain: Cold weather has slowed catch-and-release bass fishing, but some anglers have been picking up solid numbers of fish and the occasional 4- and even 5-pounder. Lake trout have been offering up the most consistent action, but fishing pressure has been light with the cool weather conditions. The region’s trout waters saw their typical before-the-holiday stocking and plenty of…

Long Island Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Overall, the fishing was excellent for stripers and bluefish. The inshore and offshore saltwater temperatures have reached the high 50s, creating ideal conditions for striped bass and bluefish. The stripers have worked their way east to Montauk Point.  The large schools of bunker that have resided throughout the winter are providing the big bait necessary for the large stripers. Bluefish…

Catskill Fishing Report – May 27th, 2016

Beaverkill and Willowemoc: Both rivers were clear and wadeable and in good shape. There is a mix of Caddis, Sulphurs, March Browns and small spinners.   Delaware East Branch: Was at a good fishing level with easy wading. March Browns were showing up, along with spinners and Sulphurs.  The water below East Branch is good Green Drake water, as well. …