by N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that walleye fishing on Lake Erie during the 2017 season experienced the highest recorded success in nearly 30 years.

“The New York State waters of Lake Erie are world famous for outstanding angling opportunities for walleye, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch,” Commissioner Seggos said. “Our Lake Erie waters have consistently ranked among the top three most heavily fished waters in the state, and the fishery generates more than $26 million in economic activity annually. Anglers should take advantage of Lake Erie’s current conditions and experience this world-class walleye fishery for themselves in 2018.”

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