Grab the Lures, Bass Season Is Here
FrogFest is in the books, It's Father's Day weekend and the school year is in the final days. If that's not enough proof that the Frog Days of Summer are here, this should cement it. The Department of Environmental Conservation has fired the gun for the opening of bass season in New York.
New York summers may be short, but they are packed with some of the best outdoor activities in the world. It's no different when it comes to bass fishing, the Empire state is home to some of the best bass fishing. Bassmaster Magazine ranked Lake Erie the best in the Northeast and 4th in the national ranking. And it wasn't the only honor. Thousand Islands came in 4th, Lake Champlain 8th, Oneida Lake 11th, Cayuga Lake 12th and Chautauqua Lake 20th.
New York Bass season officially opens on the third Saturday in June and runs through the end of November. You can actually fish for bass year round, but it's catch-and-release outside the official seasonal dates. Regulations pertaining to size limits and daily catch limits vary by each body of water. You can check the current fishing regulations guide for details on specific locations. And know your Public Fishing Rights, when it comes to walking the banks around streams and rivers.