Onondaga County welcomes fishing enthusiasts from around the corner and around the world, year round. Whether you're just getting started or have been an avid angler your whole life, we invite you to click here to visit our expansive fishing website. You'll find out where you can fish, resources such as guides & charters, boat rentals & sales, where to get a fishing license, local stocking reports, special events and more.

Otisco Lake Park

Click here for more information about fishing Otisco Lake.

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Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery

Time Out to Fish
Open to individuals & small groups with special needs and seniors. Grandparents & grandchildren welcome.
Wednesday & Friday, May 29 - August 2, 2024 - 9:00-11:30am (except June 19 & July 5)
Click here for program information
Click here to create an account, register & pay online or call the Parks Reservations Office at (315) 451-6249.
Advance Registration and Payment Required. 
Please note: The deadline to register for each date is 2 days prior.

DEC Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 1 - 9:30am-12:30pm
Click here for more information

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Jamesville Beach Park

Access points along the shoreline, as well as, Butternut Creek provide the chance to catch warm and cold water game. Click here for more information.

Please note: Fishing is not permitted on the swimming beach during beach season. Click here for beach season dates/hours.

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Oneida Shores Park

fishingOSCatch the big one on bountiful Oneida Lake! Muskrat Bay Fishing area is a great spot to surface fish for bass, while the launch breakwall can be productive for a variety of species. Learn more about fishing at Oneida Shores.

Please note: Fishing is not permitted on the swimming beach during beach season. Click here for beach season dates/hours.

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Onondaga Lake Park

Onondaga Lake has a surprising number of fish species present, and you never know what species you may end up catching next. Click here to learn more about fishing in Onondaga Lake.

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During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

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