Genesee River

The Genesee River offers excellent summer fishing for smallmouth bass, walleye, perch, catfish and carp as well as excellent spring and fall action for king salmon, steelhead, brown trout and lake trout. In early fall, king salmon begin to stage off the Genesee River for their spawning run up the river to the lower falls. The extraordinary action draws many anglers from all over the country to fish. The piers in Charlotte offer excellent fishing for anglers wanting to cast spoons, egg sacks, or rappels. The lower falls gorge of the Genesee River at the Seth Green access site is excellent for spin casting, fly fishing, or float fishing. If you chose to fish off a boat there are excellent opportunities when trolling for king salmon or steelhead off the mouth of the Genesee River.