Get ready New York, trout and salmon fishing season is near!
April 1, 2016 will be the season opener for, no, not major league baseball, but trout and salmon fishing season statewide in New York. If there is one thing New York State is known for, it’s their high class trout and salmon fishing. People flock from all over the world for the experience that exists within the state.
Home to two Great Lakes, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, as well as several productive rivers and lakes throughout the state, New York is proud to be the heart of some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the world.
Trout and salmon fishing is not only sport fishing for some fishermen, but a spectator sport as well. Some people, like in the picture above, will travel and spend time watching fishermen do their thing.
I will never forget the first time my buddy’s father brought me to see the people of Pulaski, NY. The picture above is the same bridge we stood upon as we overlooked the Salmon River as the salmon were spawning. The fishing style was very unique and I remember like it was yesterday, watching the excitement of the human-flooded banks when someone would yell out, “Here they come!” And don’t get me started when someone yells out “Fish on!” If you are in the way, it’s only proper etiquette to move and let the fisherman have his or her fight.
New York State requires anyone age 16 and above to have a fishing license, which is available for purchase online through the NYS DEC Website.
For information on trout stocking dates and locations you can visit the NYS DEC Trout Stocking Information Page. And if you are just looking for a place to fish, be sure to visit their Places To Fish page.