Fishing in Steuben County

Whether you’re an avid angler or a newbie, you’ll find Steuben County offers variety, from the types of fish quietly waiting for you to bring your A-game, to the types of waterways where they live.

Four rivers wind their way through the scenic countryside providing some of the best ways to take in the incomparable natural beauty of the Finger Lakes. In those rivers (Canisteo, Cohocton, Tioga, Chemung) you’ll find wild brook trout, wild and stocked brown trout, muskellunge, tiger muskellunge, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, sunfish, brown bullhead, and carp.

Keuka Lake is home to landlocked salmon, brown trout, lake trout, northern pike, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, rock bass, alewife, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, smelt, and yellow perch. You’ll also find shiners, suckers, bullhead, and more in the sundry smaller lakes and ponds throughout the county.

Whether you’re looking to simply cast from a dock, get out on a kayak for some peaceful angling, a full-fledged fishing excursion, or a guided outing, you’ll find plenty of options for a fun, relaxing fishing getaway.