Fishing At Seneca Lake
AKA: Lake Seneca
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, landlocked salmon (Atlantic salmon) and northern pike at Seneca Lake in New York.
Considered by many to be the lake trout capital of the world, Seneca Lake is a 43,000-acre lake in central New York. There are close to a dozen marinas and boat ramps scattered along the well over 100 miles of shoreline to serve the boating public. Many fishing enthusiasts come here in hopes of catching a monster lake trout or landlocked salmon. Additionally the lake is a fertile fishery for bass, trout, sunfish, perch and pike. The bass and perch fishing are also considered some of the best in the area. Fishing charters and local fishing guides offer fishing trips for most all species in the lake. Much of the shoreline, some of which is accessible for fishing from the bank, is cluttered with aquatic vegetation creating excellent cover for baitfish as well as bass, pike and sunfish.
Primary fish species residing in Seneca Lake
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Seneca Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Glen Harbor Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Boat Launch Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.
Lodi Point State Marine Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Lodi Point Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Seneca Harbor Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off N Decatur Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and no parking.
Severne Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Severne Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Seneca Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Glen Harbor Marina
517 East 4th Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
4398 Clarks Point
Geneva NY 14456
Stivers Seneca Marine
401 Boodys Hill Rd,
Waterloo, NY 13165
2 Seneca Harbor
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Sampson State Park Campground - 315 585-6392
Back-Achers Campsite - 607 243-7926
Sunset On Seneca Campsites - 607 582-6030
Clute Park & Campground - 607 535-4438
Watkins Glen / Corning KOA Campground - 607 535-7404
Seneca Lake NY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Sampson State Park Marina
6096 Route 96A
Romulus, NY 14541
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Fishing for bass, trout, sunfish, perch, salmon and pike at Seneca Lake in central NY.