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Warmwater Fishing in New York
New York State is full of good waters to catch a variety of warmwater fish species. Whether it's plentiful, easily-caught sunfish and panfish, or tackle-busting bass, pike and musky, the state abounds with excellent warmwater fishing opportunities.
While just about any local stream, river, pond and lake is home to some species of warmwater fish, certain waters are known for their excellent fishing. For a listing of some of the more popular warmwater fishing waters, click on the area and water type below that you are interested in.
Warmwater Fishing Waters
Adirondack Lakes (16 KB pdf file*)
Adirondack Rivers (8 KB pdf file*)
Finger Lakes (9 KB pdf file*)
Long Island/New York City Waters (9 KB pdf file*)
Northern New York Lakes (8 KB pdf file*)
Northern New York Rivers (9 KB pdf file*)
Southeastern New York Lakes (8 KB pdf file*)
Southeastern New York Rivers (9 KB pdf file*)
Western New York Lakes (10 KB pdf file*)
Western New York Rivers (14 KB pdf file*)
New York City Reservoirs (10 KB pdf file*)- Note: a permit is required for recreational activities on all New York City - owned water supply lands. For more information, see New York City's Department of Environmental Protection's
* Note: The tables are in portable document format (pdf). They are intended to be printed and should be legible on most systems. For some, the on-screen display may appear too small to be easily read. If this occurs, you can enlarge the display by clicking on View, then Zoom and changing the magnification to 150%.