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2023 Creel Surveys in New York State

Creel surveys play an important role in effective fisheries management. Interviewing anglers while they’re out fishing (or coming off the water) provides Fisheries staff with valuable information on what species they’re targeting, what they caught, if they are harvesting or releasing their catch, their opinions on the fishery, and more.

Open-water creel surveys that are scheduled for 2023:


  • Lake Ontario
  • Lake Erie
  • Lake Champlain
  • Oneida Lake


  • Seneca Lake
  • Cayuga Lake
  • Black Lake
  • Lake George
  • Esopus Creek

So if you’re approached by a DEC creel agent, please consider participating! Sharing information about your fishing trip today will help improve our fisheries in the future.

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