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Fishing In Monroe County

An Angler’s Paradise Awaits 

From Lake Ontario to the Genesee River, to Sandy Creek and Irondequoit Bay, the Greater Rochester region has some of the finest fishing in the nation. Salmon, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, walleye, pike, largemouth and small mouth bass perch and panfish are some of the many varieties you will find here.

Rochester, NY is home to world-class fishing over multiple seasons. Whether you drop a line from a local pier, or head out onto the waters on a boat, the next great catch is waiting for you in Rochester and Monroe County.

Common fish species found in Monroe County:

  • Chinook Salmon

  • Yellow Perch

  • Brown Trout

  • Panfish

  • Smallmouth Bass

  • Rainbow/Steelhead

  • Largemouth Bass

  • Atlantic Salmon

  • Northern Pike

  • Coho Salmon

  • Walleye

  • Carp

Follow FishingMonroeCounty.com or LakeOntarioFishing.com to stay-up-to-date on special fishing events, local fishing reports, FAQS and more, including:

  • Bait & Tackle Shops

  • Charter Captains

  • Fishing Derbies

  • License Information

  • Boat Launch Sites

  • Clubs & Organization

  • Food & Beverage

  • Hotels & Lodging

Monroe County Fishing Map