Lower Genessee River Description of Fishery
About Public Fishing Rights
The lower portion of the Fish Species Present Genesee River offers some Brown Trout of the most exciting fishing in New York State. Each year the New York State Department of Environmental Rainbow Trout Conservation (NYSDEC) stocks over 155,000 chinook salmon, 22,100 rainbow trout (steelhead) and 22,000 Chinook Salmon coho salmon into Lake Ontario near the mouth of the Genesee River. Downstream of the lower falls near the Driving Park Avenue bridge, Coho Salmon the fish population changes seasonally to reflect that of Lake Ontario, including species such as brown trout, rainbow trout (steelhead), coho salmon and chinook salmon. Lake Ontario tributary regulations apply. Please consult the New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide.
Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) are permanent easements purchased by the NYSDEC from willing landowners, giving anglers the right to fish and walk along the bank (usually a 33’ strip on one or both banks of the stream). This right is for the purpose of fishing only and no other purpose. Treat the land with respect to insure the continuation of this right and privilege. Fi...
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