Syracuse and the CNY area are home to some of the best fishing spots in the northeast. While there are plenty of great public fishing spots in Onondaga County, there's even more if you're willing to drive an hour for your next big catch.
Oneida Lake is a large, shallow lake northeast of Syracuse, NY. It's known nationally for it's Walleye and Bass fishing.
One of the best features about Otisco Lake is the causeway towards the southern end of the lake. This spot is great to fish off as it allows you to walk to the center of the lake to cast.
The Erie canal is not one spot, but many. Located in fragments of it's former self, it's still a great fishing spot from Camillus on the west to Dewitt on the East and even further both directions.
One of the more popular lakes in the greater-Syracuse area, not only known for it's beautiful village, but also for multi-million dollar homes belonging to former SU coaches, celebrities, and of course, Adam Weitsman.
Green Lakes State Park is not only one of the best day-hiking spots in CNY, but the crystal clear water also makes for great fishing.
A favorite summer camp destination of many means you'll want to stay away from the hoards of noisy pontoon boats, however this inlet of Lake Ontario makes for some unique fishing.
Another location well known for summer camps of the Syracuse locals, Tully Lake is more quiet than others, making it a peaceful fishing destination.
A treasured swimming spot for many locals, Jamesville Reservoir can also be a great fishing spot, we just recommend you stay away from the swimming area.
Glacier lake is a beautiful gem located in the pristine Clark Reservation.
Posted on April 4, 2023