The 2017 trout and salmon fishing season begins in New York on Saturday, April 1st

The Department of Environmental Conservation plans to stock 2.2 million catchable size trout in 314 lakes and ponds and over 2,800 miles of streams across the state.

Anglers can visit the DEC's website to view the planned trout stockings.

The DEC says that ample rain and snowfall during the winter months helped fill depleted lakes and reservoirs and restored favorable stream flows for large parts of the state that were affected by drought during the fall of 2016.

"New York is home to world-class fishing in virtually every corner of the state," Governor Cuomo said. "From the Catskills to the Adirondacks, from the Finger Lakes to Lake Ontario, or a small stream or neighborhood pond, I encourage New Yorkers and visitors alike to get out and enjoy all the great fishing that New York’s waters have to offer."



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