Genesee River flows over 150 miles into Lake Ontario
and is seperated into Upper and Lower sections by the
New York State Barge Canal. The lower Genesee River
from Mount Morris to Rochester harbors cool water species
and known for nice smallmouth bass fishing. You can
also find some walleye and northern pike around the
mouths of tributaries and along the wider weed bed areas.
From the dam at Belmont upstream to the Pennsylvania
State Line, the Upper Genesee River is managed as a
trout stream. This section is stocked annually with
thousands of rainbow trout and brown trout. The flows
in this section vary from riffles to flats, deep pools
and white water, and often with slow runs in between.
Brown trout are the chief residents, but you will also
find a nice amount of rainbows.