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Experience an unmatched fishing experience in Upstate New York


If you’re like me, you love to fish for the peace and tranquility it brings to you. Or you're in it for the exhilaration of landing trophy-sized catches. Maybe it's your perfect way to share family time. Whatever your reason, you'll find the perfect spot right here in our region -- in every season.

You may be surprised by the diversity of our pristine waterways and scenic natural environment, full of abundant and varying habitats. They offer a wide variety of fish species and your choice of angling methods. Unique, pure glacial lakes that offer deep, cold waters and warmer shallow beds. Wetlands and ponds. Creeks, streams and rivers. The Erie Canal. The bays and open waters of Lake Ontario.

Go after trophy trout and salmon. Feisty smallmouth and largemouth bass. Scrappy panfish, perch and pickerel. Fighting Cohoes, Chinook, and Atlantic Salmon. And don't forget that ultimate fish predator -- the muskellunge. These and more are out there -- waiting.

** The round goby is an invasive fish and should be killed if caught - NYS DEC.

Find information on locating your perfect fishing spot or charters:

  • Genesee Waterways, Lake Ontario, Erie Canal, Finger Lakes, Irondequoit Bay (Visit Rochester)
  • Rent a charter (Visit Wayne County)
  • Fishing in Central NY (Orleans County)
  • Largest inland lake in Western New York (Lake Chautauqua)
  • Hunting and Fishing (Alleghany County)