Grab your fishing rod and tackle box because summer isn’t over yet.

With more than 7,500 lakes and ponds, plus roughly 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, New York is a freshwater fishing destination. Just don’t forget about your fishing license. (Find that information here.)

Most public streams, lakes and ponds are fair game for anglers. And, to add to the fun, the state has purchased fishing rights for over 1,300 miles of streams whose banks are owned by private residents.




Trout and landlocked salmon are in season until Oct. 15 and bass is in season until Nov. 30. Yellow perch, crappies and sunfish can be caught year round.

Beef up on your state fishing regulations here and click through the slideshow for tips on where to fish (and for what) in the Capital Region in late summer / early fall.


For a full list of fishable streams, ponds, lakes and rivers in the Capital Region, see this state guide.

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