Upstate New York is home to some of the best fly-fishing streams in the country. If you are looking to catch some trout, please take some time to visit this area that is just a two-hour drive to the northwest of the city. The winters are quite harsh, and generally are not great for fishing, unless you are a fan of ice fishing. However, late spring through fall provide great weather and the ability to fish this stunning wilderness. One of the best parts of the Adirondacks is the opportunity to go to the remote lakes, rivers, and ponds. It’s a great backcountry experience, and it is likely that you will not be disturbed by another fisherman.
Perhaps you desperately want to go fishing, but your busy life prevents you from travelling to outside the city. Have no worries. There is a myriad of places at which you can fish right here in New York City. The majority of people are shocked that you can catch fish in and around New York given its urban nature. According to the State Department of Environmental Conversation, more than 300 different species of fish can be found in the city’s waterways. Fishermen in the city swear that the fishing is just as good in NYC as it is all around the planet. The season usually lasts from March to December. If you’re wondering exactly where to fish in the city, please visit the Parks Department Website. Some of the highlights include Prospect Park Lake in Brooklyn and East 96th Street in Manhattan.
Long Water is generally considered to be a premier spot for saltwater fishing. In the surrounding waters, you can fish for striped bass, tuna, marlins, sharks, bluefish, blackfish, and more. But, it is also home to great fly-fishing opportunities as it boasts more than 400 lakes and 50 kilometers of streams.