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  • Allegheny Reservoir, NY
  • Black Lake, NY
  • Canandaigua Lake, NY
  • Cayuga Lake, NY
  • Cranberry Lake, NY
  • Chautauqua Lake, NY
  • Great Sacandaga Lake, NY
  • Keuka Lake, NY
  • Lake Champlain, NY
  • Lake George, NY
  • Oneida Lake, NY
  • Owasco Lake, NY
  • Saratoga Lake, NY
  • Seneca Lake, NY
  • Skaneateles Lake, NY
  • Upper Saranac Lake, NY

Fishing Boats For Rent In New York

The state of New York offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white bass, white perch, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon, coho salmon, stripers, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams.

Major New York Lakes

New York major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major angling destinations, cross referencing these waters with the major species to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments.

For a detailed list of primary fish species in NY, plus state fish records, see the list below.

Lakes, sizes and locations in the state.

Big salmon from New York waters

Allegheny Reservoir is a 12,000-acre lake on the southern border of the state, at Cold Spring, New York.

Ashokan Reservoir is an 8,300-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Boiceville.

Black Lake is an 5,800-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, at Hammond.

Canandaigua Lake is a 10,700-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Canandaigua.

Cannonsville Reservoir is a 4,800-acre lake in the south central part of the state, at Tompkins.

Carry Falls Reservoir is a 3,200-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 10 miles southeast of South Colton.

Cayuga Lake is a 43,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Cayuga.

Chautauqua Lake is a 13,000-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Chautauqua.

Conesus Lake is a 3,400-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Lakeville.

Cranberry Lake is a 7,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Cranberry Lake.

Great Sacandaga Lake is a 27,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Edinburg.

Indian Lake is a 4,400-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Indian Lake.

Keuka Lake is an 11,600-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Penn Yan.

Lake Champlain is a 271,000-acre lake on the northeastern border of the state, at Plattsburgh.

Lake George is a 28,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, from Hague to Lake George.

Long Lake is a 3,900-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Long Lake.

Lows Lake is a 2,800-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 10 miles southwest of Tupper Lake, NY

Oneida Lake is a 51,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Brewerton.

Onondaga Lake is a 2,950-acre lake in central New York, on the northeast outskirts of Syracuse.

Otsego Lake is a 4,200-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Springfield Center.

Owasco Lake is a 6,600-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Auburn.

Pepacton Reservoir is a 5,700-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Colchester.

Piseco Lake is a 2,800-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Piseco.

Raquette Lake is a 3,900-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 10 miles west of Blue Mountain Lake.

Saratoga Lake is a 3,800-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Saratoga Springs.

Seneca Lake is a 43,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Geneva.

Schroon Lake is a 4,100-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Schroon.

Skaneateles Lake is an 8,900-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Skaneateles.

Tupper Lake is a 4,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Tupper Lake.

Union Falls Pond is a 4,200-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 10 miles west of Wilmington.

Upper Saranac Lake is a 4,700-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 12 miles west of Saranac Lake.

Fish Species & State Records in New York

Bass

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 11 lbs 4 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 4 oz

Catfish

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 35 lbs 3 oz

White Catfish

White catfish

World record: 22 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 10 lbs 5 oz

Crappie

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 1 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 13 oz

Walleye

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 18 lbs 2 oz

Sauger

Sauger

World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 8 oz

Trout

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 31 lbs 3 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 6 lbs 0 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 33 lbs 2 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 41 lbs 8 oz

Panfish

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 2 lbs 8 oz

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 1 lbs 9 oz

Rock Bass

Rock bass

World record: 3.0 lbs

State Record: 2 lbs 0 oz

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

State Record: 3 lbs 8 oz

White Perch

White perch

World record: 4.6 lbs

State Record: 3 lbs 1 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 8 oz

Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon

World record: 79 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 24 lbs 15 oz

Chinook Salmon

Chinook salmon

World record: 97 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 47 lbs 13 oz

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon

World record: 33 lbs 7 oz

State Record: 33 lbs 7 oz

Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee salmon

World record: 9 lbs 10 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 6 oz

Pink Salmon

Pink salmon

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 4 lbs 15 oz

Striped bass

Striped Bass

Stripers

Inland world record: 64 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 60 lbs 0 oz

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striper (Wiper)

World record: 27 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 15 lbs 5 oz

Other species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 12 lbs 14 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 1 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 14 lbs 10 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 69 lbs 15 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 46 lbs 2 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 35 lbs 8 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

The Adirondac Lakes offer a beautiful setting for great fishing.

Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in New York and other boating information.

State of NY Fishing Information

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website offers a wealth of additional information about fishing in New York. Click here to obtain a New York Fishing License.

Bass fishing book

Fish for big bass

Excellent largemouth bass and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers.

 

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