Trout season opens on Monday, April 1 ~ A few reminders and other information for local anglers

April 01, 2022

Opening Day of trout season arrives on Monday, April 1.

Opening Day of trout season arrives on Monday, April 1.

The NYS DEC has stocked brown and rainbow trout in an abundance of creeks, rivers and other waterways across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.

For reminders and other information on fishing forecasts and conditions, licenses, regulations, stocking, access, and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, click HERE.

For a list of state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) brown and rainbow trout stocking sites across the counties comprising the 58th Senate District (Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates counties), see the following DEC website:

And for a statewide, county-by-county listing of Sporting License Issuing Agent Locations, click HERE.

Here's to a great season for all anglers, from now right through the fall!  And thank you for your contributions to our culture and economy.  It's been estimated that New York’s sport fishing industry generates more than $2 billion in economic activity annually and supports nearly 17,000 jobs.