Spring Fishing

The Catskills have long been a major fishing destination. There are bountiful rivers with deep pools and large ponds with bass, brown and rainbow trout, that make fishing and spending time outdoors a wonderful pastime. Each Spring, the Department of Environmental Conservation stock rivers, ponds and creeks with rainbow and brown trout. From April to May they release varying quantities and sizes in Catskill waterways to sustain the population and enhance fishing. All the action starts on April first. Start planning your fishing adventure with some resources below!

Photo by Chris Hensley

Sportsman Lodging options put you on the doorstep of great fishing. From a fisherman’s motel to personal cabins, there are wonderful stays for your fishing adventure.  Check out some lodging options here

To stay current on freshwater fishing seasons, sizes and catch limits check out the DEC site here.

For Great Western Catskill Fishing spots and more, visit here.


Fishing is family friendly. Bring your kids!