The Finger Lakes are a group of linear-shaped lakes in the west-central part of Upstate New York. With 11 lakes covering 14 different counties, this region is a major tourist destination. People come here for many different reasons. Fishing and boating are very popular on the lakes, but people also come to the area for the events and festivals, to visit the wineries and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Fishermen have many options with all of the water in this region. Anglers can fish for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout and more. There are several lakes to fish, some bigger than others and some more popular than others. For more fishing information, please take a look at our Finger Lakes fishing tips page.
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|Finger Lakes||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.5||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.5||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|