McQuaid Family Fishing Day

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, 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!

LocationBest SpotBest Known For:
Canandaigua LakeCanandaigua City PierPike, bluegill, and bass
Greece PondsBuck, Round, Long and CranberryPike, perch, largemouth bass, walleye, and bullhead
Seneca LakeShore 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 BayIrondequoit Pier
Perch, bluegill, bullhead, carp, trout, and walleye
Greece Canal Park
Erie Canal ShoreLargemouth bass, pickerel, and carp
Braddock BayMuskie, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Carp, Crappie, Sunfish, and Rock Bass
Erie CanalHundred of miles of public shore fishing from Buffalo to Albany!Largemouth bass, pickerel, and carp
Lake OntarioRochester, Webster, Sodus. Pier or boat!Trout and salmon