February Fishing in New York: Northern Pike & Perch

February Fishing in New York: Northern Pike & Perch

If you're planning some trips this month, don't count out February fishing in New York. Big-name waters, such as the Beaverkill in Sullivan County and Oneida Lake north of Syracuse, often reinforce their reputations by fishing well year after year, no matter the fishing pressure they endure.

Whether you're looking for family fishing trips in New York, or going solo we've got you covered. Here are your top options for northern pike and panfish like yellow perch. Start taking some notes!


Northern Pike | Goose Bay

The action beneath the St. Lawrence River ice is divided among countless coves and creek mouths, but pike form shark-pack schools around the rim of Goose Bay, which is about two miles east of the village of Alexandria Bay. Then prowl the weed lines through season's end, March 15.

White Perch | Long Island estuaries

Because yellow perch are standard fare Upstate, most New Yorkers pay little heed to the spring runs of white perch, but Long Island residents look for forward to the event, since the white perch are just as tasty as their more appreciated cousins.

Yellow Perch | Keuka Lake

If you prefer yellow perch, don a snowmobile suit and get ready to do a bit of mid-winter boating on Keuka, where 12-inchers are merely average.

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