The Finger Lakes are unique and beautiful lakes located in New York. Whether you want to go fishing in the Finger Lakes while your wife is at the spa, or make a whole family day out of it, New York is the perfect place to vacation!

A Finger Lakes Fishing Guide

The eleven glacially formed Finger Lakes are located in central and western New York are home to some wonderful fishing, with bold cold and warm water fish. Fish from the shore with a bobber or go deep trolling from a boat, we promise that your afternoon of fishing will be great fun!

Cold-Water Fishing

There are several species of cold-water fish in the Finger Lakes. These special include brown trout, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, and lake trout. Out of the 11 lakes, you’ll have the best luck catching these fish in the Skaneateles, Owasco, Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua, Canadice, and Hemlock Lakes. 

Warm-Water Fishing

Popular warm-water fish in the Finger Lakes black bass, walleye, yellow perch, northern pike, chain pickerel, tiger muskies, and panfish. You’ll find some of the best bass fishing in the state at the Finger Lakes, which is why people love to fish here. Cayuga, Otisco, Conesus, and Honeoye are the lakes where you’ll find an abundance of bass lurking in the shallow weedy areas. 

Castles in New York: Belhurst Castle

At our property, you’ll find three hotels, two restaurants, our winery and gift shop, and a salon and spa. There are so many things to do right here. Relax in your luxurious room after your day fishing on the Finger Lakes at one of our three hotels: Chambers in the Castle, Vinifera Inn, or White Springs Manor. Enjoy dining at our delicious restaurants or a group wine tasting just a few minute’s walk from your room. To book one of our hotels, give us a call at 315-781-0201 Ext. 2