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West Central New York Angler Diary Program

The Region 8 Fisheries unit maintains volunteer angler diary programs for the western Finger Lakes (Canadice, Canandaigua, Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye, Keuka and Seneca Lakes) and Lake Ontario Bays (Irondequoit, Sodus, East and Port Bays) within its jurisdiction. Anglers are asked to record trip and catch information in diaries we provide. Data from this program provides DEC with invaluable information on growth rates, stocked fish recruitment and angler success rates which help guide our management efforts. New angler cooperators are always needed to make our annual statistics more reliable. Please consider joining, even if you only fish a couple of times a year. Any information you provide is helpful. Angler diary summaries for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 fishing seasons are now available

To learn more about the diary program contact the Region 8 office at (585) 226-5343 and ask for the Fisheries office. To sign up go to Bureau of Fisheries contact page, click on Region 8, and provide us with your name, address and the lake(s) for which you would like to record your fishing trips. Because we have separate diaries for coldwater lakes and tributaries, and warmwater lakes, please specify which type or types you regularly do so that we can send the appropriate books(s). Thank you for your interest and your help!