Fishing Western New York  by Spider Rybaak

Fishing Western New York Guide Book

by Spider Rybaak (Falcon Guides)
Fishing Western New York  by Spider Rybaak
Western New York is blessed with superb and diverse fisheries. From steelhead in Lake Erie to muskies in the St. Lawrence, brook trout in Allegany State Park to smallmouth bass in the Finger Lakes, there are fishing opportunities to suit every angler. In this guide, the companion volume to Fishing Eastern New York, local angler and author Spider Rybaak shares his encyclopedic knowledge of more than 180 top fishing locales in Western New York. Look inside to find: site descriptions, including species present and the best times to fish tips on techniques, tackle, lures, flies, and baits campgrounds, access, and regulations photos and detailed maps Whether you're planning a quiet evening's fishing or a season's worth of angling expeditions, let Fishing Western New York be your guide.

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Trails from the "Fishing Western New York" Guide Book
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Built in 1965 and currently owned by the Newark Valley School System, this 15-acre impoundment is completely surrounded by woods. Averaging 4 feet deep and dropping to a maximum of 15 feet, its floor ...
Binghamton, NY - Fishing
Set in the Allegheny foothills, this Army Corps of Engineers floodcontrol project on the Allegheny River covers anywhere from 21,180 acres during the spring thaw down to 12,080 acres at summer pool. ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
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Rising in Pennsylvania’s Potter County, the Allegheny River comes up to New York as a wide, slow-moving stream averaging 4 feet deep, punctuated with holes up to 12 feet deep. Only running through New ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
Covering 58 acres, averaging 8 feet deep, and dropping to a maximum depth of 19 feet, this man-made lake is located in the northeastern corner of the 2,421-acre Allen Lake State Forest. State fisher ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
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Formed after the last ice age, when the huge chunk of glacial ice sitting on the site finally melted, this 141-acre body of water is classified a kettle lake. Its average depth is around 7 feet, and i ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
An old beaver pond on which someone built a permanent dam, this exceptionally scenic 50-acre impoundment averages 4 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 7 feet. Key species: Largemouth bass, northern ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
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Covering over 10,980 acres, Black Lake is the largest in this highly productive group. Roughly 20 miles long, averaging 8 feet deep, dropping to a maximum depth of 29 feet, and punctuated with scenic ...
Syracuse, NY - Fishing
Five miles long and up to 3 miles wide, this bay is one of the lake’s most productive fisheries. You name the habitat and it’s here: islands, shoals, sprawling weed beds, steep drops, deep holes, and ...
Syracuse, NY - Fishing
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This 240-acre bay averages 14 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 24 feet. Its shoreline is roughly half private residences, half bottomland forest. Key species: Largemouth bass, northern pike, walle ...
Rochester, NY - Fishing
Fed by Salmon and Buttonwood Creeks, this 250-acre bay boasts an incredible collection of warm-water habitat. Its wide, shallow mouth sports countless old pilings. Inside, the bay offers a menu of wee ...
Rochester, NY - Fishing
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Averaging 6 feet deep, surrounded by marsh, and smelling like a fresh fish, average folks consider this place a backwater suitable only for ducks and mosquitoes—which is another way of saying it’s a d ...
Rochester, NY - Fishing
The headwaters of the Buffalo River, this stream twists and turns every chance it gets, meandering for a dizzying 35 miles or so before reaching its destination on the outskirts of Buffalo. Key specie ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
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Flowing through Buffalo, the state’s second largest city, this Lake Erie tributary got dumped on quite a bit in the past. Indeed, in the 1960s about all that plied its sticky waves were brown nasties— ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
This 1,005-acre body of water is the second largest Indian River lake. It averages 15 feet deep, has a maximum depth of 50 feet, boasts numerous islands, and has a steep, mostly forested shoreline acc ...
Syracuse, NY - Fishing
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Bubbling to the surface just south of Apulia Station, at the divide separating the Susquehanna and Oswego River drainages, this creek flows north for about 20 miles, fills and drains Jamesville Reserv ...
Syracuse, NY - Fishing
Covering 649 acres, averaging 50 feet deep, and dropping to a maximum of 95 feet deep, this is the smallest Finger Lake. Its shoreline is undeveloped. Key species: Lake trout, brown trout, rainbow tro ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
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Set in a high valley, this 10,558-acre lake is just short of 16 miles long, averages 125 feet deep, and has a maximum depth of 276 feet. Key species: Lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, black bass ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
This warm-water stream flows for about 50 miles, through a gently rolling countryside spotted with farms and woodlots, and feeds the Tioga River about 5 miles southwest of Corning. Key species: Brown ...
Binghamton, NY - Fishing
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This 80-acre flood-control impoundment averages 10 feet deep and drops to a maximum depth of 32 feet. Key species: Brown trout, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, black crappie, brown bullhead, bluegill, ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
The outlet of Cassadaga Lakes, this creek has many faces. Starting out as warm-water habitat, it meanders for a couple miles, picks up a couple tributaries and springs, and cools down to good trout ha ...
Buffalo, NY - Fishing
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