The summer is more than 130 days and anglers across New York State are looking forward to bass fishing season! The winter has been mild and the conditions have not been ideal for ice fishing. At this point, it is time to start thinking about the spring and what happens next.

Fishing is one of the greatest things a family can do together and New York State gas some incredible lakes, streams and ponds to fish in/on. From Lake Erie to the Atlantic Ocean, the Empire State has some incredible fishing!

For those who love to fish for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, there are few places that are good as New York State. If you need proof, just take a quick look at some of the largemouth bass records in New York State.

You have to go all the way back to 1987 for this hog of a fish that is the largest largemouth bass ever caught in New York.

11 lb. 4 oz.


John Higbie


Buckhorn Lake, Otsego Co.


There technically is around 6 weeks of winter to go through and we will likely have some very cold days. However, if you plan to go ice fishing, just beware the ice conditions.

According to a report from

While the ice is safe right now and most ice fishermen know when to call it a day, the conditions on ice are always changing.

“There is no such thing as safe ice. The only safe ice is the ice in a skating rink,” said Chaumont Fire Chief Will Lipczynski.

New York's Pumpkinseed Fish

Gallery Credit: Clay Moden

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