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West Central NY Fishing

West Central New York is comprised of an eleven county area and offers a wide range of fishing opportunities. There are various pristine and scenic water bodies incorporated within Region 8. With the abundant and varying habitats, from lakes to ponds to streams or rivers, anglers have a wide selection of fish species and angling methods to choose from. Whether it is trolling from a boat, casting from shore, wading or ice fishing, year round fishing flourishes in Region 8.

Access for Anglers with Disabilities

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Read about accessible fishing piers, platforms and launches that provide access to waters in West Central New York.

Fishing Hotline

NYSDEC provides an online fishing hotline that is updated weekly and provides current fishing information for selected waters. The regional hotline can be viewed at Central New York Fishing Hotline and Western New York Fishing Hotline

Angler Diary Program

The NYSDEC Region 8 Fisheries Unit is responsible for fisheries management in West Central New York. Region 8 has an ongoing Angler Diary Program within the region which includes Canadice, Canandaigua, Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye, Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The information contained in the diaries is compiled at the end of the season and an annual summary is composed for each lake and angler. The information is very beneficial to the management of the fishery. If you would like to become an Angler Diary Cooperator, please call (585) 226-5343 or send an e-mail to Region 8 fisheries. Please include Angler Diary Cooperator in the subject line and include your name and address as well as which lake(s) you primarily fish. A diary, introductory letter and instructions will be mailed to you.

WANTED: Lake Ontario Bass Anglers to participate in a Lake Ontario Black Bass Angler Diary Program. For more information, click on the link to the right.

Chemung County

Genesee County

Livingston County

Monroe County

Orleans County

Schuyler County

Steuben County

Wayne County

Boat Launch Sites in West Central New York

Ice Fishing in Region 8

Rivers and Streams in West Central New York