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Trout Season Opens April 1
Early Season Trout AnglerAlthough the opener is traditionally met with snow, high flows and cold temperatures, *April 1 is nonetheless the opening day for trout and salmon fishing [ https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-opening-new-yorks-trout-and-salmon-fishing-season-april-1-0 ]* throughout the State of New York and an indication that spring is just around the corner. Look for best fishing in more temperate areas of New York including Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley and southwestern New York. DEC has a number of new publications that will prove helpful to those new to trout fishing. The I FISH NY Guide to Trout Fishing with Synthetic Bait [ https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/113141.html ] describes a very effective technique to catch early season trout in ponds. The I FISH NY Guide to Trout Fishing in Streams (PDF) [ https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/ifnytroutstreams.pdf ] provides good information for those who prefer trout fishing in moving waters.
Each year, DEC stocks over 1,200 waters with trout and salmon. Visit DEC’s website for the planned listing of 2019 stockings [ https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30465.html ] by county.
Looking for a place to fish? Review the 2019 Coldwater Fishing Forecast [ https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/63598.html ].