An incredible fighter, the Smallmouth Bass was described as "ounce for ounce and pound for pound the gamest fish that swims".
Freshwater Drum are the most underrated gamefish in freshwater. They check all of the boxes any gamefish would.
I consider brown trout somewhat of a bonus fish for us on Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. They don’t chase flies quite as actively as landlocked salmon.
I think fishermen take carp for granted. They are so abundant in the area (and throughout the country) that many people don't value them.
Black Crappie are the most common crappie species in the Finger Lakes. A few white crappie can be found in Otisco Lake. They are most often targeted in the spring and through the ice.
These fish are fairly enigmatic in most of the Finger Lakes. They are abundant in Skaneateles Lake. Numbers have gone up over the past couple years.
Sunfish are a diverse family of freshwater North American fish, mostly round in shape and of interesting colors.
Longnose Gar are one of my favorite fish to chase on a fly-rod. The have been around for millions of years!
Northern Pike are aggressive, predatory fish and some of the largest freshwater game available to target in North America.
The ubiquitous lowly rockbass. Is there any fish that anglers catch in freshwater that gets less respect? I shall think not.
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