New York Fishing Reports

Western New York Fishing Report – May 13th, 2016

Stocked trout waters of late were: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Clarksville Town Pond (Clarksville). Cattaraugus County: Harwood Lake (Farmersville), Bone Run (South Valley), Case Lake (Franklinville), Quaker Lake (Elko), Red House Lake (Red House). Chautauqua County: Goose Creek (Harmony, North Harmony), Cassadaga Creek (Stockton). Erie County: Springville Field & Stream Creek (Concord). Lake Ontario and tributaries:…

Central New York Fishing Report – May 13th, 2016

A number of county websites 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 page as well. DEC Region 8 officials have also announced that pond maintenance was planned…

Finger Lakes Fishing Report – May 13th, 2016

Stocked trout waters worth a look include: 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. Chenango County: Bowman Lake, Jeffrey Pond, Mill Brook Reservoir, Pharsalia Y Pond, Guilford Lake, Genegantslet Creek and the…

Adirondacks Fishing Report – May 13th, 2016

You won’t hear a lot of details, such as what water they’re fishing, but word is out that the backcountry brook trout ponds are yielding good numbers of fish and the occasional big fish as well. If you go, make sure you’re prepared for a remote fishing experience, and keep in mind that the black flies are starting to make…

Long Island Fishing Report – May 13th, 2016

The striped bass and bluefish seasons are off to an excellent start. The South Shore bays and the ocean just outside the inlets held large schools of bunker throughout the winter that are providing the big bait for large stripers and bluefish as they work their way eastward in the ocean. Smaller stripers are settling into the back of the…

Capital District Fishing Report – May 13th, 2016

Most of the outdoor attention of late has been focused on spring gobbler hunting, and there have been a good number of birds taken despite some unsettled weather to start the season. Youngsters connected during the April 23-24 youth hunt and the regular-season brought additional harvests. Hunters reported seeing good numbers of jakes, which bodes well for next season. Categories:…

Adirondacks Fishing Report – January 8th, 2016

We typically hear some ice fishing reports now, but it just hasn’t materialized even in the North Country this winter. Small-game hunting has been a decent options; until the recent snowfall hunters have been taking advantage of bare ground conditions and scoring on the white-furred hares, which stood out easily without the snow. Categories: Adirondacks, New York Fishing Reports

Long Island/NYC Fishing Report – January 8th, 2016

During this report period the ocean and Long Island Sound water temperatures dropped only a few degrees and remained nearly 50 degrees, which is above normal.  Bunker and stripers were reported in the brackish creeks along the North Shore and off the South Shore beaches. Since the striper season closed on Dec. 15, this is strictly catch and release fishing.  Fly-rodders casting 1/0…

Catskills Fishing Report – January 9th, 2015

Not a lot happening of late as winter weather set in. Still, the hardy angler ventures out here and there. Willowemoc and Beaverkill: Both rivers are fishable but abnormally low for this time of year. Delaware West Branch: Open for fishing on shared border stretches. Delaware Main Stem: Fishable at last check. Delaware East Branch: Closed above Shinnople. Low levels…

Central New York Fishing Report – January 9th, 2015

Lake Ontario: Steelhead and brown trout were being taken in the tributaries with egg sacs, egg pattern flies and wooly buggers working. Flows have increased with recent rain and snowmelt. Oneida Lake: Nothing happening right now until safe ice forms. Oswego River: Higher flows can make shore fishing challenging but helps the driftboat anglers. Anglers were still getting some nice…