Fish Species

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch are popular North American freshwater pan-fish, available year-round albeit small and easy to catch.

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

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.

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

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.

Walleye

Walleye

Walleyes are common in Conesus and and uncommon in Owasco Lake. Other Finger Lakes having populations of them include Honeoye and Otisco Lakes.

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish are found in pockets throughout the region. To the best of my knowledge, none of the Fingerlakes have large populations of them.

Northen Pike

Northen Pike

Northern Pike are aggressive, predatory fish and some of the largest freshwater game available to target in North America.

Freshwater Drum

Freshwater Drum

Freshwater Drum are the most underrated gamefish in freshwater. They check all of the boxes any gamefish would.

Bluegill / Sunfish

Bluegill / Sunfish

Sunfish are a diverse family of freshwater North American fish, mostly round in shape and of interesting colors.

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

The Largemouth Bass is by far the most popular freshwater game fish in the US and the state fish of Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

Chain Pickerel

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel are common in Cayuga, Canandaigua, Honeoye, and Keuka Lakes.  They are also found in Seneca, Canadice, Hemlock and Skaneateles Lake.

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