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  1. Mr. Visconti says

    Not figuring out how to make use of the interactive stream map !! Click on symbols tells me nothing don’t know if streams I fish are considered wild or otherwise! Fishing and outdoor activity are the only thing that keeps me in this state! So now to be over taxed over regulated and terrible weather conditions most of the time!! Visited Tennessee better fishing,better weather and less restrictive and to top it off less taxes overall just better and New York State politicians can’t figure on why people are leaving NY in record numbers. Not rocket science to figure this out.

  2. Keith says

    This another of many stories of a place to do some trout fishing that is still unknown as to what state this is , over and over some place is written about but if your not a local to the river or lake or town mentioned you have no idea where this place is…again !

  3. Rick smith says

    Only a politician would figure this is a simplification of trout fishing regulations what a bunch of a holes

  4. William Forbes says

    I have a lifetime license and I don’t receive any literature from DEC. I think every lifetime holder should be sent a syllabus this year due to the new regulations. It is not easy for everyone to get access to the internet. I would not have know about the new regulations if I did not see it on the news. Thank you!

  5. Shane Holmes says

    Interestingly, there seems to be only one wild-quality categorized water in the entire Adirondack Park (True Brook) and that one has a fish species (Brown Trout) which is not even indigenous to the Adirondacks. All the other wild-quality or wild-premier locations are all outside the park. I am sure there are others in the park but most likely are all on private land. Although the state has done a lot of work to protect trout and salmon in the Adirondack Park, it hasn’t been enough. The state needs to stop protecting the non indigenous fish in the park. It is ridiculous that there are fishing seasons, catch limits, and no catch and release (e.g Hamilton County) for species such as Large and Smallmouth Bass. $$$$ dictates though

  6. Doug says

    Near as I can tell , the map does nothing. No matter,I will get info from the DEA . I catch and release only,anyway,since there is so much pollution. In my 60+yrs fishing ,I mostly know where I will go. Once again,the politicians show how little they know or care about their state or constituents .

  7. Shane A Holmes says

    Go the the DECInfo Locator website “https://gisservices.dec.ny.gov/gis/dil/” and then on the legend on the left, click the Outdoor Activity Tab. On the bottom, click Water Related Activities Tab. Check the Inland Trout Stream Reaches. Now the categories will show on the map

  8. Peter D DeMarco says

    The lady fishing guide said she was “on the fence” regarding catch and release after October 15 because this is when some trout species (or char) spawn. I think it’s a bad idea to allow trout fishing after October 15.

  9. Roger J Jette says

    We trout fish year round in the 2nd driest state in the union. Doesn’t hurt a thing. Trout do not spawn in winter. This guide needs to learn what she is talking about or not say anything.
    Trout spawn in spring and salmon spawn in the fall.

  10. James Maybeck says

    Yes Mr. Visconti—-I am with you currently looking at houses in North Carolina. New York is taxing the people out big time. Now retired I can’t live here with the property taxes I pay out here on Long island

  11. Jeff Rogers says

    We have been fishing for rainbow trout forever due there spawning season and they have managed to survive quite nicely
    .I fish for steelhead in stream that has not been stocked in over 15 years and they still come back every year.Mother nature not DEC.I think the browns will survive catch and release.

  12. Sunny Day says

    Even years ago, my dad always said that he thought he should bring his attorney with him when he went trout fishing in NYS because the regulations were so convoluted. Maybe now, more than ever, a sideline career for a semi retired lawyer.

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