Chautauqua Lake, Lake Erie, Findley Lake, Cassadaga Lakes, and Bear Lake are excellent fishing destinations. Chautauqua Lake was host to the 2013 Major League Fishing General Tire Summit Cup professional bass fishing tournament and boasts a renowned history for muskellunge as well. The Chadwick Bay/Dunkirk Harbor area on Lake Erie was recently named Walleye Capital of the Northeast and also plays host to excellent small mouth bass fishing. Trout and salmon anglers will find the spring and fall runs on the Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and 18 Mile Creeks the finest of any of the Great Lakes tributaries. Check out this short video on steelhead fishing on Cattaraugus Creek.
Help preserve the lakes and fisheries for future generations. Please follow these recommendations while fishing the lakes and waterways in Chautauqua County:
STOP INVASIVE SPECIES: "Hitchhikers", such as Zebra Mussels and Water Chestnuts, are spreading from lake to lake throughout the Northeast. Help keep them out of our waters:
DON'T POLLUTE: Every year, truckloads of plastic and glass bottles, food wrappers, snack bags and other refuse wash up on the lakeshore. Help make the lakes beautiful while improving the ecology:
211 Chestnut Street , Fredonia NY 14063
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, a guide to accomodate your needs & choose locations appropriate to your skill level. All equipment, flies and instruction are provided as part of your guide fees.
P.O. Box 498 , Westfield NY 14787
Premier Fishing Charter Services with Captian Brad Smith from Barcelona Harbor (Lake Erie), Westfield, NY.
8246 Route 5 , Westfield NY 14787
Fishing licenses, bait and much more. Plus serving genuinely homemade Breakfast & Lunch daily and Dinner served weekends with Fish Fry and Prime Rib on Fridays & Saturdays. Beer & local wines available.
Bear Lake Rd , Bear Lake NY 14784
Public boat launch on Bear Lake with no fee. Hand-launch with plenty of parking space.
Lakeside Dr , Bemus Point NY 14712
Public boat launch, hard ramp surface with no fees, and a large public parking lot with space for 30 cars/trailers. Not recommended for boats over 16 feet. From Rte 430 (Main St) in Village of Bemus Point, turn onto Alburtus Ave, left on Lakeside Ave.
Dale Drive , Cassadaga NY 14718
Free, Hard surface, public launch on Cassadaga Lake with parking for 20 cars & trailers.
3389 Bonita Drive , Jamestown NY 14701
Bob Green, your NYS licensed guide has over 40 years of fishing experience. The most recent 25 years have been spent fishing and accumulating knowledge about Chautauqua Lake both as a local resident and as a tournament angler.
104 W Lake Rd , Mayville NY 14757
Boat launch with fee. Plus a full service marina offering: Dockage, storage, service and showroom for all the boater needs. We are your full service marina open 7 days a week from 8am - 8pm during the season and offer: New power boats, pontoon boats, kayaks, and fishing boat rentals. We sell our rental fleet at the end of each season. We boast the largest rental fleet in Western New York. All the boaters needs!
165 W. Fairmount Ave. Ste. 3, Lakewood NY 14750
Mike Sperry, is a NYSDEC Licensed Guide who has been fishing the waters of Chautauqua Lake for over 30 years. Guided fishing trips for musky, walleye, bass, panfish. Also, handmade fishing lures are also available.
Prendergast Point , Chautauqua NY 14722
Free, hard-surface public launch on Chautauqua Lake with large parking facilities for 50 cars and trailers.
Central Avenue & Route 5 , Dunkirk NY 14048
Located on the lakefront of Lake Erie, this city park is open all year for fishing, boat launch, picnic facilities. Home to the Boardwalk Marketplace
8204 E. Lake Road Barcelona Harbor, Westfield NY 14787
Public park & boat launch on Lake Erie offers fishing, boat launch, picnic tables, and world famous sunsets. Parking for 85 cars with trailers and 36 cars
7 Newton St , Silver Creek NY 14136
27 Coast Guard licensed and insured Charter Boats for diving and fishing on the eastern basin of Lake Erie, the upper Niagara River and Chautauqua Lake.
Route 430 , Findley Lake NY 14736
Boat launch is available to the public on Monday through Friday only.
1053 W Erie St , Irving NY 14081
Located on Cattaraugus Creek in Sunset Bay off Ann Street, the boat launch opens for weekends in May and everyday (7a.m to 7p.m.)during the summer months of June, July, and August. The season continues on weekends throughout the fall as weather and Lake Erie conditions permit. Restrooms and picnic tables available.
3503 Old Bridge Rd., , Stow NY 14785-0009
The One-Stop General Store! Hogans Hut Bait & Tackle and Hunting & Fishing Licenses. Plus Groceries, Gas, and a full deli, subs, hot and cold sandwiches, meat and cheese by the pound.
4442 West Lake Rd. , Chautauqua NY 14722
A Kids’ Fishing Show starring Kids teaching Kids and You "How to Catch Fish". The 1st Kids’ Fishing Show in the USA available on DVD showing kids and adults how easy and inexpensive it is to take kids fishing, using inexpensive poles & reels while fishing from public access areas on lakes, docks or harbors.
531 E.Terrace Avenue , Lakewood NY 14750
Boat dock, launch, covered picnic pavilion & tables. Large parking area and Dog Park
4459 Route 430 , Bemus Point NY 14712
Located on Chautauqua Lake -The park's boat launch is the most modern on Lake Chautauqua, which, at 1,308 feet above sea level, is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. The lake has a plentiful supply of bass, perch, pike and other types of fish, but fishermen come to Chautauqua to fish for muskellunge.
21 Boulevard Ave , Celoron NY 14720
A public boat launch and docks, park with playground, picnic tables & shelter, ball field and home port to the Summer Wind Lake Cruises in the village park located in Lucy's hometown.
Route 394 , Mayville NY 14757
Located on Chautauqua Lake, a public boat launch, boat ramp & plenty of parking. Plus with a pavilion, lighted tennis courts, swimming beach, bathhouse, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, shuffleboard, and a ball field as well as a new children's playground.
14 Jones & Gifford Ave , Jamestown NY 14701
Southernmost public boat launch in the outlet on Chautauqua Lake. Picnic pavilion & tables and Playground. Great location for fishing from shore.
P. O. Box 501 , Chautauqua NY 14722
Chautauqua Lake's favorite Musky... teaches kindergarten through second grade Sight Words through storytelling, coloring pages, and my Sing Along Song DVD with highlighted text and lyrics.
12973 Alleghany Rd , Irving NY 14081
Boat Launching includes over 30 foot boats, row boats, kayaks, john boats, etc. plus daily and seasonal dock rentals, and overnight dock rental