Put on your bucket caps, grab some bait, and cast a line with us Saturday, Sept. 26!
That’s right, it’s free fishing day in NYS, no permit required! Grab your friends and family and head on down to your favorite fishing spot.
Want to show off your black and gold spirit and your trophy catch? No need to tell stories about how you caught a fish that was “thiiiiis big,” send pictures of your fish with your name and where you caught it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will feature you on our website and social media!
Anyone who sends in a picture will be automatically entered to win a gift card to Bass Pro Shops!
If you’re not sure where to cast, check out one of these great spots!
|Location||Best Spot||Best Known For:|
|Canandaigua Lake||Canandaigua City Pier||Pike, bluegill, and bass|
|Greece Ponds||Buck, Round, Long and Cranberry||Pike, perch, largemouth bass, walleye, and bullhead|
|Seneca Lake||Shore fishing in Geneva or Watkins Glen at the mouth of Catherine Creek.||Bull head off the piers in Geneva or Lake trout off a boat or at the mouth of Catherine Creek.|
|Victor Municipal Park|
|Turning Point Park||Steelhead, brown trout, coho, and Chinook salmon|
|Charlotte Pier||Steelhead, brown trout, coho, and Chinook salmon|
|Irondequoit Bay||Irondequoit Pier||Perch, bluegill, bullhead, carp, trout, and walleye|
|Greece Canal Park||Erie Canal Shore||Largemouth bass, pickerel, and carp|
|Braddock Bay||Muskie, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Carp, Crappie, Sunfish, and Rock Bass|
|Erie Canal||Hundred of miles of public shore fishing from Buffalo to Albany!||Largemouth bass, pickerel, and carp|
|Lake Ontario||Rochester, Webster, Sodus. Pier or boat!||Trout and salmon|