The 10 Best Fishing Lakes in New York

1. Lake George

Known for its scenic beauty and diverse fish population, including bass, trout, and salmon.

2.Lake Ontario

Offers excellent opportunities for catching trophy-sized salmon, trout, and bass.

3.Finger Lakes

Comprising several lakes, including Cayuga, Seneca, and Keuka, known for their abundance of trout, salmon, and bass.

4.Lake Champlain

Straddling the New York-Vermont border, it's famous for its world-class bass and trout fishing.

5.Lake Erie

Offers superb fishing for walleye, bass, and perch, particularly in the western basin.

6.Oneida Lake

Known for its excellent walleye and bass fishing, with plentiful panfish as well.

7.Lake Placid

Home to a variety of fish, including trout, bass, and landlocked salmon, set amidst stunning mountain scenery.

8.Great Sacandaga Lake

Known for its walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities.

9.Lake Otsego

 Located in Cooperstown, it offers bass, trout, and panfish fishing in a picturesque setting.

10.Lake Catskill

A popular destination for trout fishing, with abundant populations of brown, brook, and rainbow trout.

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