During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State and no fishing license or recreational marine fishing registry is required! (All other freshwater and saltwater fishing regulations still apply.)

With more than 7,500 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, there are plenty of places to try freshwater fishing in New York. Some places to try it out are as follows:

Choose from ponds and lakes like Alma Pond, Allen Lake, Bear Lake, Case Lake, Cassadaga Lake, Cuba Lake, Findley Lake, Harwood Lake, Lake Flavia, Lime Lake, New Albion Lake, Quaker Lake, Red House Lake, Rushford Lake and Silver Lake.

Hit the streams and check out stocked Cattaraugus Creek, Cayuga Creek, E. Br. Cazenovia Creek, Eighteen Mile Creek, Ellicott Creek, Little Buffalo Creek and more in Erie County, as well as Bay State Brook, Beaver Meadow Creek, S. Br. Cattaraugus Creek, Connoisarauley Ck, Elton Creek, Five Mile Creek, Forks Creek, Great Valley Creek and more in Cattaraugus County.

For more info on where to go, visit www.dec.ny.gov.