Fall fishing is well underway—and the New York Canal Corporation and Department of Environmental Conservation are working to create a longer season and even better angling experience in Western New York.

For the first time in recent memory, New York is raising canal gates and releasing water from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario tributaries. These world-class fishing locations are going to be even better — expect more brown trout, steelhead and Atlantic and Pacific salmon to run up these streams.

The water releases began in late September and will continue until mid-December.
•Until October 18, flows in the Sandy Creek will be increased to mimic a heavy rainfall event.
•From October 19 to 30, similar high flows will occur on the Oak Orchard Creek •The annual draining of the western portion of the Erie Canal will take place over a longer period of time and send more water down all Lake Ontario tributaries (Eighteenmile, Johnson, Oak Orchard, Sandy and Salmon Creeks). These creeks will experience increased flows November 6 to 15 and December 4 through 14.

For more information on the program see pamphlet: http://canals.ny.gov/Canals_fishing_pamphlet.pdf



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Monroe County Offshore Classic – Saturday June 27th, 2020CANCELLED

Location: Port of Rochester

More information on the Monroe County Offshore Classic Facebook Page

Contact Matt French at 585-737-9364


Genesee Charter Boat Association Flea Market – Sunday March 8, 2020  9AM to 2PM.

Location: Port Authority Bldg. (Ferry Terminal)  2nd floor off 1000 N. River Street at the end of the Genesee River. Free admission.

Come spend the morning with WXXI Kids, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and our partners at Powder Mills Park and learn how to FISH!

What: Everyone is welcome to learn how to fish! Join WXXI Kids, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and our partners to pick up a rod to try your hand at fishing in one of our Monroe County Parks! Partner organizations will be around for fly fishing demonstrations, hands-on activities, and to answer questions about where to fish, what you need to fish, and how to fish with young family members. Get engaged in citizen science and find out how you can help the NYSDEC learn about fish populations by joining the Angler Diary Program! projects.

Where: Powder Mills Park – 154 Park Road, Pittsford, NY – Park Map & Directions

When: Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

More Info Here: https://www.wxxi.org/highlights/2019/02/family-fishing-festival

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