Trout Stocking Has Begun in Central New York
Good news fishermen - Spring trout stocking has started and continues through May. Trout season opens April 1st.
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brook Trout are currently being added to area lakes, ponds, creeks, streams, and rivers. The DEC gives you access to the anticipated number of yearling and older trout to be stocked into waters this spring.
You can now purchase your fishing license online. The next free fishing weekend is June 25-26, 2016. During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State and no fishing license, or recreational marine fishing registry is required. All other freshwater and saltwater fishing regulations still apply.