Fishing in New York
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In New York
Some of the major NY lakes with catfish include Blue Mountain
Lake, Conesus Lake, Cranberry Lake, Indian Lake, Lake Champlain,
Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Placid, Long Lake, Oneida Lake, Piseco
Lake, Raquette Lake, Schroon Lake and Tupper Lake. Smaller lakes,
rivers and ponds also contain catfish.
The New York state record channel catfish came from Lake Lauderdale.
New Croton Reservoir served up the NY state record for white catfish.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
Learning to Fish for Catfish In New York
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fishing for catfish in New York. Find information on basic trends
and seasonal patterns of catfish here in the state of New York.
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