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Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline

July 6 - July 14, 2017

Hudson River

Water temperatures are currently around 74-77 degrees. Anglers are reporting catching smallmouth bass in the 3 pound range using medium diving crankbaits around rock piles and day markers. Also catching smallmouth around "suck holes" using spinnerbaits and topwater plugs. Largemouth bass are reported being caught any place were vegetation meets rock, popular baits include senko style baits and weedless jigs. Anglers are also reporting having success catching common carp and channel catfish in all sections of the river.

Region 3 Summer Time Fishing

If you are a freshwater angler, Southeastern New York gives you so many different options of places to fish!
Below are some recommendations on places to try for individual fish species:


Croton Watershed - These NYC DEP reservoirs and tailwater fisheries produce good fishing all season long (a free NYC DEP watershed access permit needed).

West of Hudson NYC DEP Reservoirs - The Ashokan, Rondout and Neversink Reservoirs are open to fishing and produce some excellent catches (a free NYC DEP watershed access permit needed).

Catskill Streams - These famous trout streams produce great fishing with some amazing scenery. Check out the Public Fishing Rights Maps for places to access the streams.


Top waters include - Greenwood Lake, East Branch Croton Reservoir, Swinging Bridge Reservoir, Rio Reservoir and Wallkill River (New Paltz section). A new experimental walleye stocking program is taking place a Titicus Reservoir.


Big bass can be found in most waterbodies in the region, here are some good locations to try: Ashokan Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir, Chodikee Lake, Rondout Creek, Wallkill River, Onteora Lake, Toronto Reservoir, Swinging Bridge Reservoir, Round Lake, Greenwood Lake, Sylvan Lake, Stissing Pond, Middle Branch Reservoir, Croton Falls Reservoir, White Pond, Muscoot Reservoir and New Croton Reservoir.

To apply for a NYC DEP Watershed Access Permit, use the link located on the right column under Links Leaving DEC's Website.

If you need more fishing information or would like to contribute to the fishing report/post a picture of your catch, please call Ryan Coulter; 845-256-2204 or email Region 3 fishery.