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Where to Find the Best Spots for Fishing in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region of New York State boasts 11 glacial lakes that hold 8.1 trillion gallons of water in total. No trip to our area would be complete without some freshwater fun, making fishing in the Finger Lakes one of the top attractions. From northern pike and panfish like yellow birch to small and largemouth bass, many desirable species swim in these waters. Want to plan your fishing trip to the Finger Lakes? Check out our favorite places to fish in the Keuka Lake area below! 

Request our free Hammondsport Destination Guide when you’re ready to start planning your trip. This planning tool contains local insight into the best attractions in the Finger Lakes region, including more outdoor activities!  

Top 3 Spots for Fishing in the Finger Lakes 

When Is the Best Time for Fishing in the Finger Lakes? 

You may be wondering when the best time for fishing in the Finger Lakes is. Luckily for you, there are great fishing opportunities in our area all year long! From catching a tan spending sunny, summer days on the dock to ice fishing in the winter, you can enjoy fishing in the Finger Lakes during any time of year. Be sure to get your New York State fishing license for anyone over the age of 16 before your trip! 

1. Bobber’s Fishing Excursions 

A fishing charter is a great option for novice and experienced anglers alike! Bobber’s Fishing Excursions is one of the best fishing charters on Keuka Lake. Tom, the charter captain, has been fishing on Keuka Lake for many years and takes anglers to the best fishing holes in the area. This charter company provides essential fishing equipment, making your trip a breeze! 

2. Ketchum Fish Charters 

Ketchum Fish Charters is another great option for a Finger Lakes fishing charter. This charter company offers excursions on Keuka Lake, Canandaigua Lake, and Owasco Lake. When you fish on Keuka Lake, expect to reel in several types of trout, salmon, and more!  

3. Keuka Lake State Park 

Are you searching for a spot to spend a peaceful day fishing by the lake? Look no further than Keuka Lake State Park! Here, you can find a location at the water’s edge and cast a line. All you need for a perfect day of fishing are your rods, bait, a sunhat, and a picnic lunch!  

Stay at the Hammondsport Hotel 

Where will you go fishing in the Finger Lakes? No matter which option you choose, stay nearby at the Hammondsport Hotel. Our hotel on the southern tip of Keuka Lake offers some of the best accommodations in Hammondsport. Choose from Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King Rooms, and King Suites, as well as accessible accommodations.

Room at Hammondsport Hotel

During your stay, you’ll also enjoy our hotel amenities like complimentary breakfast, guest laundry, a 24-hour exercise facility, an indoor pool, and more! 

Check our availability to start planning your fishing trip to the Finger Lakes!