New York Fishing
Anglers of all sorts will find world-class fishing adventures in New York state.
New York State is an angler's paradise, renowned for its more than 7,500 lakes and ponds, 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of miles of coastline. World-class fishing draws anglers from around the globe to experience the Empire State's impressive waterways that are home to 165 species of fish.
Freshwater fishing opportunities reward experts and novices alike with bass, trout, salmon, northern pike, muskies and walleye. In fact, New York is home to four of the Bassmaster's top 50 bass lakes. The crystal clear lakes and streams of the Adirondack and Catskill parks make the great State of New York home to the very best fly fishing east of the Rockies. For those who enjoy saltwater angling, the famous shorelines of Long Island boast prized species like Striped Bass, bluefish and fluke.
From deep sea fishing to ice fishing, from the Great Lakes to small ponds, New York is the premier location for anglers to experience the thrill of their next big catch.
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Information on NYS Boating:
* Please be aware that a new Boater Safety Law is in effect: All individuals born on or after 5/1/96 are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat.
Boat Launch Information:
NYS DEC boat launches
NYS Parks boat launches
How to Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species:
How to Clean, Drain and Dry Your Boat
Lake George Boat Inspections- Beginning May 15, 2014, all trailered boats being launched into Lake George must undergo a free inspection at one of the six regional inspection stations around Lake George before they launch.