New York State Fish - Brook Trout

two brook trout

The trout was adopted as the State fish in 1975.

Found in hundreds of lakes and ponds in the Adirondack Mountains and scattered in cool, clear streams throughout the State, the native brook trout, called brookies or speckles, provide fine angling and the best of eating.

Note: the State Marine or Salt-water Fish is the striped bass (Morone Saxatilis)

Last Updated: July 3, 2009