New York Fishing Regions

Western New York Fishing Report – November 13th, 2015

Lake Ontario and tributaries: Rain late last month triggered some salmon and trout to move into the tributaries. It made a difference in places like Burt Dam and Eighteen Mile Creek; Twelve Mile Creek in Wilson; and smaller streams like Four Mile and Keg. Fish should also be available in the lower stretches and in the harbors of Wilson and…

Central New York Fishing Report – November 13th, 2015

Lake Ontario: Maxwell Creek has started to have a little activity with salmon, steelhead and brown trout moving in. Oneida Lake: The walleye bite continued to improve for shore anglers fishing just before and after sunset. Stick baits, blade baits and shad-shaped crankbaits are working. Oswego River: Anglers were still getting salmon in the river. More steelhead and brown trout…

Long Island/NYC Fishing Report – November 13th, 2015

The striped bass fishing continued to improve in both quantity and quality. Stripers from the high teens to 40 pounds continued to be caught trolling parachute jigs or tubes on wire line off Block Island and on live bait in the rips off Montauk Point.  Bluefish in the 8- to 12-pound class were mixed in the stripers. Montauk surfcasters did…

Catskills Fishing Report – November 13th, 2015

Beaverkill/Willowemoc: Open for fishing through Nov. 30. Delaware East Branch: Fishing above Shinhopple Bridge ended Oct. 15. The lower section stays open until Nov. 30 and is good for late-season BWO hatches for some decent rainbows and browns. Nymphs and streamers are productive. Delaware West Branch: The river above the Pa. game lands closed to fishing the Oct. 15. Streamer…

Western New York Fishing Report – October 30th, 2015

Lake Ontario and tributaries: A decent slug of salmon arrived on the scene in Olcott earlier this month, probably a trigger from the rain. More rain and colder temps might just be enough to get more anglers out there to take advantage of the extra fish. It should spread some fishermen out as well, because many of those fish have…

Central New York Fishing Report – October 30th, 2015

Lake Ontario: Some rain was definitely needed to help raise the water levels in many of the tributaries. Oneida Lake: Anglers casting stick baits or blade baits from just before and after dark were starting to get some walleye, so it looks like the shore bite is starting to pick up. Oswego River: Good numbers of salmon are now in…

Long Island/NYC Fishing Report – October 30th, 2015

The striped bass fishing significantly improved in the ocean along the South Shore west of Moriches Inlet and into New York Bight. A lot of life was reported, including large schools of bunker in 25 to 40feet of water. Not all the schools held stripers, but those that did held fish up to the mid-30 pound class with a few…

Catskills Fishing Report – October 30th, 2015

Beaverkill and Willowemoc: Low water and tough fishing now. Rivers are open to fishing through Nov. 30. Delaware East Branch: Fishing pretty well at last check. Fishing above Shinhopple Bridge ended Oct. 15.  The lower section stays open until Nov. 30. The lower section can hold some decent rainbows and browns and most of these fish are being caught on…

Western New York Fishing Report – October 16th, 2015

Lake Ontario and tributaries: The storms had an effect on fishing and fish runs, offering anglers some good and bad news. Lake action was difficult northeast winds, whether you were trolling in a boat or casting from the piers. When the winds were howling, you couldn’t do either. Your options became the harbor or up the creek all the way…

Adirondacks Fishing Report – October 15th, 2015

Most of the attention has now turned to deer hunting, with the Northern Zone’s popular, weeklong muzzleloader deer and bear season opening Oct. 17 and followed by the firearms season. Waterfowlers, too, have been scoring primarily on a mix of woodies and mallards. Categories: Adirondacks

Southeastern New York Fishing Report – October 15th, 2015

Hudson River: Largemouth bass were starting to move into the major tributaries and can be caught on a variety of baits. The smallmouth bass were starting to move up shallow on the main river points, suck holes and sunken barges. These smallmouth tend to school up and when you find one you can often find many. Some good fall bass…

Thousand Island Fishing Report – October 16th, 2015

St. Lawrence River: This is the time of year when muskie fishing typically heats up, and we’ve already had a report of a 50-incher boated and several other fish landed. Pike fishing has been solid of late, too. Black Lake: Richard at Chapman’s Sport Shop and Marina in Hammond reports fishing has been heating up for bluegill and crappie and…

Central New York Fishing Report – October 16th, 2015

Bowhunters have connected on some good bucks early in the season, notably the 19-point nontypical taken by Dru DiCicco in Seneca County. Some cooler weather will undoubtedly kickstart move buck movement. Lake Ontario: Chinook salmon were still staging off river mouths and were being caught in 30 to 100 feet of water. Trolling 10 to 40 feet down with cut-bait,…

Long Island/NYC Fishing Report – October 15th, 2015

The fall’s first nor’easter arrived during the second half this report period, bringing with it high winds and rough seas, which essentially shut down the saltwater and freshwater fishing efforts. The heavy rains and 20-degree temperature drop at night from the prior week has cooled the bay and ocean waters several degrees. Once the conditions improve, expect the striped bass…

Central New York Fishing Report – October 2nd, 2015

Lake Ontario: Chinook salmon were staging off river mouths and were being caught in 40 to 80 foot of water. Cut-bait, J-plugs, spoons and flashers and flies were all working, depending on the day. Green and white continued to be good colors to start with. Oneida Lake: Fishing was still a bit off, which may be due to the young…