New York Fish Species

Common New York Fish Species Questions

What kind of fish are in New York?

New York boasts a diverse range of fish species, including Trout, Salmon, Bass, Walleye, Pike, Muskie, Perch, and Catfish, among others. At Over The Rail Sportfishing, we cater to the thriving fish populations in New York, offering opportunities to target these various species on our guided fishing trips on Lake Ontario and throughout the state. Whether you're after Trophy Trout, feisty Salmon, or other prized catches, Captain Justin Irving will ensure you have an unforgettable fishing experience.

How many fish species are in New York?

New York is home to over 165 different fish species, making it a diverse and exciting destination for anglers. At Over The Rail Sportfishing, we specialize in providing guided fishing trips on Lake Ontario where you can encounter a wide variety of these fish species and have the chance to reel in some of the most sought-after catches with the expert guidance of Captain Justin Irving.

What freshwater fish do we target on Lake Ontario?

Numerous freshwater fish species thrive in Lake Ontario, including Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Atlantic Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass, among others. We specialize in Salmon and Trout trolling but provide options for fishing for species such as Walleye, Northern Pike, Pickerel and Perch

A Over The Rail Sportfishing Fishing Charter targets the top New York Fish species including Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon (Also Called King Salmon), Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead Trout, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, American Yellow Perch, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Cisco, Freshwater Drum, Crappie, Rainbow Smelt , Walleye, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass . We primarily Fish Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake, Lake George, Great Sacandaga Lake, Saint Lawrence River, Lake Champlain, Hudson River, Chaumont Bay, Mohawk River, Indian Lake, Saratoga Lake, Piseco Lake, North Pond, Oswego River, Guffin Bay, Lake Pleasant, and Lake Algonquin,