New York: Fishing Season for Multiple Species of Freshwater Fish to Open Saturday

Albany, N.Y. - Starting on May 6 folks in New York can enjoy opening season on walleye, pike, pickerel, and tiger muskellunge season.

“New York is home to some of the nation’s premier fishing destinations and the state’s sport fishing industry generates an estimated $1.8 billion in economic activity annually, supporting nearly 17,000 jobs,” says Basil Seggos, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner.

Officials say there are more than 140 walleye fisheries in the state of New York. “

"Walleye are excellent table fare and can be found in waters across the state. These highly prized gamefish offer both novice and veteran anglers a challenging fishing experience,” says Seggos.

According to a media release, wildlife officials also recommend checking out some of the larger rivers as well as area lakes to fish.

You can find which spots the DEC recommends for warm water fishing by clicking here.

Officials also say to check the fishing regulations before heading out, you can read about those here.


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