NEW YORK – New York State Officals announced Wednesday that the official trout and salmon season will begin Monday, April 1st across all of New York State.
The DEC is planning on stocking 2.33 million catchable sized trout in New York bodies of water this spring. They will be stocking 1.5 million yearling lake trout, landlocked salmon, splake, steelhead, and coho salmon as well.
In Chautauqua County there will be 6,980 Brook and Brown Trout stocked in waters like Bear Lake Outlet, Canadaway Creek, Cassadaga Creek, Clay Pond, Goose Creek, Mill Creek, Farrington Hw Brook, and Conewango Ck W Br.
In Cattaraugus County alone there will be 64,075 Brook and Brown Trout released reaching sizes up to 15 in. Some of the waters include; Quaker Lake and Run, Red House Lake and Brook, Ischua Creek, Little Conewango Creek, Five Mile Creek, Bay State Brook, and Case Lake.
The DEC has released a full list of planned Trout stocking locations on their website.
New York State Freshwater Fishing Records according to the State DEC:
Brown Trout – 38 in. and 33 lb. 2 oz.
Brook Trout – 22.6 in and 6 lb.
Coho Salmon – 41.9 in. and 33 lb. 7 oz.
Lake Trout – 42.75 in. and 41 lb. and 8 oz.
Rainbow Trout – 39 in. and 31 lb. 3 oz.
Splake- 31 in. and 13 lb. and 8 oz.