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 . . .
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
No public access, but private access for a fee
Yellow Perch, Sunfish, Black Crappie, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Sucker
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.
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.
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.
For public fishing rights map, click here
Brook Trout and Brown Trout are the main gamefish.