With dozens of brooks and streams, four distinct rivers, numerous ponds and lakes, including Keuka Lake (the only Finger Lake not shaped like a finger) which is over 185 feet deep, Steuben County is home to a wonderful assortment of fish species from brown trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, tiger muskellunge, pike, walleye, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, rock bass, brown bullhead, golden shiner, white sucker, common carp, sunfish, bluegill . . .

Keuka Lake

For a control map of Keuka Lake, click here

Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed

Loon Lake

No public access, but private access for a fee

Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Black Crappie, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Sucker

Canisteo River

More info: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/88224.html

According to the DEC, the Canisteo River is stocked with about 2,700 yearling (8-9 inches) brown trout and 400 two-year-old (12-15 inches) brown trout annually. In the lower section of the river, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and walleye are the main gamefish. Sunfish, brown bullhead, and common carp can also be found.

Chemung River

More info: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/88333.html

Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, tiger muskellunge, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, rock bass, brown bullhead, golden shiner, white sucker, common carp.

Tioga River

More info: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/88219.html

Smallmouth bass, muskellunge, and walleye are the main gamefish. Brown bullhead, common carp, rock bass, sunfish, and yellow perch can also be found.

Cohocton River

For public fishing rights map, click here

Brook Trout and Brown Trout are the main gamefish.

Brook Trout Fishing
Bob Magee

Click here, for information on fishing regulations in Steuben County. Learn about where to fish here.