Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Erie Canal

4.7

Onondaga County, NY

Place public
Water Fresh
Clarity -
Depth 23 ft

If you're planning to go fishing at Erie Canal, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Onondaga County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Erie Canal.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Onondaga County, New York, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Erie Canal.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Erie Canal, NY

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Erie Canal to understand the specifics of catching each fish in New York.

There are countless Erie Canal fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Yellow perch, Rock bass, Channel catfish, Common carp, Northern pike and others, as of February 29, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

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Regulation

Season

Always open. Attention! From December 1 to June 14 catch and release only.

Bag limit

5

Max size

-

Min size

12"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Smallmouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open. Attention! From December 1 to June 14 catch and release only.

Bag limit

5

Max size

-

Min size

12"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Yellow perch

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

50

Max size

-

Min size

No

Measurement

-

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Rock bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

No

Max size

-

Min size

No

Measurement

-

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

Above are just a few of the species found in Erie Canal. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Erie Canal you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 10 species of fish in Erie Canal.

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Fishing Spots Near the Erie Canal

Must visit the following nearest Erie Canal fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.4

Monroe County, NY

9 hot spots

4.5

Ontario County, NY

10 hot spots

4.6

Livingston County, NY

10 hot spots

4.3

Tompkins County, NY

10 hot spots

4.4

Onondaga County, NY

10 hot spots

4.5

Erie County, NY

6 hot spots

4.8

Erie County, NY

10 hot spots

4.1

Erie County, NY

10 hot spots

4.1

Bradford County, PA

6 hot spots

4.5

Clinton County, PA

5 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Erie Canal

  • Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and yellow perch can be found where Erie Canal meets Tonawanda Creek southwest of Lockport.
  • The best place to fish for small sunfish using live worms and minnows is the old canal bed.
  • Using small crawfish-imitating crankbaits around rock piles and rip-rap can help you to catch smallmouth bass.
  • To catch a big carp you can try setting your lines up on the water between Erie and Niagara Counties and using corn or dough balls as a bait on hooks in sizes 4 to 6.

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