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Fishing Resources and information


The NYS DEC is a great resource for lake maps, depth charts, and the best place to find the rules and regulations of fishing in New York.

Rules and Regulations

Download the 2017-2018 fishing guide in PDF format here.

Lake Contour Maps

Knowing where deep water and drop offs are located is key to knowing where to look for fish. These contour maps are a great place to start.

Public Boat Launches

Plan your trip and know where to go! There are a ton of public boat launches in New York, and even more places where you can access your favorite body of water. Here is NY's list of public launch sites.

Other Resources

  • General Fishing information and locations: Here

  • DEC Map Data for Google Earth: Here

  • NYS DEC general fishing page: Here

  • Bassmaster's best bass lakes in upstate NY: Here

  • Game and Fish Magazines best NY Spots: Here

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