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Get Ready for Fishing Season!

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced they will be stocking 2.2 million catch-able size trout in various lakes and streams. Sport-fishing is projected to generate $2.14 billion in economic activity this year, according to the press release. The complete press release can be viewed on this link.

While enjoying the outdoors, please continue to follow the CDC/New York State Department of Health guidelines (leaves DEC's website) for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19:

Some of the fish you might pursue in Warren County starting Wednesday, April 1 are: brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, and rainbow trout.

Trout can be found in a wide variety of habitats from the Great Lakes, to rivers/streams of the Catskills, and isolated ponds of the Adirondacks as well as much of the rest of New York. They can be caught from boats, along the banks of waterways, or while wading, with a wide variety of lures and baits including wet and dry flies, spinners and spoons, and live baits. For a great overview of each species along with identification image go to this DEC link.

There are three licenses available to New York residents, a 1-day license for $5, a 7-day license for $12, or a year-round license for $25. Youth under the age of 16 does not need a license but must be accompanied by a licensed adult. A senior (over 70 is $5) Non-resident fees range from $10-50 depending on the duration of the license. You can purchase your licenses online.

Check out this recipe for Brown Trout in Brown Butter Balsamic Sauce From the Cornell Cooperative Extension Wild Harvest Table website.



John Bowe
4-H and Family Living Team Coordinator

Last updated November 3, 2020