Sportfishing in New York Generates an Estimated $1.8 Billion in Economic Activity Each Year. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that trout and salmon fishing season in New York State opens on Monday, April 1.
Anglers can visit the Department of Environmental Conservation’s website to view this spring’s planned trout stocking for 2.33 million catchable-size brook, brown and rainbow trout in 311 lakes and ponds and roughly 2,845 miles of streams across the state. In addition, DEC will stock nearly 1.5 million yearling lake trout, steelhead, landlocked salmon, splake and coho salmon this spring. Stocking supports the state’s growing sportfishing industry, which generates an estimated $1.8 billion in economic activity each year. “New York is home to world-class trout and salmon fishing in virtually every corner of the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “Heading out on opening day is a cherished tradition for generations of families, and I encourage New Yorkers and visitors alike to get outside and enjoy all the great fishing that our waters have to offer.” – Article courtesy Govt’ NY.